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Getting Ready for Students with Down Syndrome


Friday, May 20, 2022    
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Event Type

A free, in-person workshop for professionals and family members focusing on inclusive early education and highlighting ideas for supporting communication, behavior and learning for students with Down syndrome

Early CHOICES and STAR NET Regions I & III invite you to their in-person workshop “Getting Ready for Students with Down Syndrome” on May 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The workshop is at Heartland Community College, Astroth Community Education Center (Room 2101), 1500 W. Raab Road, in Normal.

Are you welcoming students with Down syndrome into your pre-kindergarten or kindergarten classroom this year or are you a parent preparing for the leap from Early Intervention to Pre-K or Pre-K to kindergarten?

Join presenter Dr. Paula Kluth, a consultant, author and independent scholar who works with teachers and families to provide inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities, to learn about:

  • Characteristics and myths about Down syndrome
  • Helpful classroom and transition strategies
  • Inclusive education
  • Ideas for supporting communication, behavior and learning

Participants will also hear from individuals with Down syndrome and their families, including Bridget Brown, a self-advocate and dynamic inclusion advocate, and Nancy Brown, Bridget’s mom and a tireless educator and champion of schools for all.

This is an in-person workshop. Space is limited.

Register now for this free workshop.