SPRING Educational Series





 

 
 

THE STATE LEGISLATURE, ADVOCACY, AND YOU: ADVOCATING FOR POLICIES THAT SUPPORT TEXANS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES STARTS WITH YOU                               REGISTER
Saturday, February 23, 2019
10:00 am - 1:30 pm  (
Boxed lunch will be provided)
Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas 
1702 N. Collins Blvd. Suite 170 
Richardson, TX  75080
 
 
Cost: $0  (Registration is required and closes February 20 or until max attendance has been reached)      

Learning Objectives:
1) Medicaid, waiver services and the waiting list
2) Medicaid Managed Care
3)  Employment for people with IDD
4) How you can impact policies like these that affect Texans with IDD

Presenters:
Ginger Mayeaux, MSSW and Julie Ross, The Arc of Texas



POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION                                                                                                      REGISTER
Saturday, April 6, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas 
1702 N. Collins Blvd. Suite 170 
Richardson, TX  75080
 
 
Cost: $0  (Registration is required and closes April 3 or until max attendance has been reached)      

Description: 
This workshop will help families understand the reason for behavioral assessments and positive interventions with a focus on behaviors that serve a specific purpose for a student. We will discuss using positive consequences versus punishment to change behavior, as well as what IDEA 2004 says concerning positive behavior interventions.  

Presenter:
Jim Wright, Partners Resource Network



BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL                                                                                                                            REGISTER
Saturday, May 4, 2019

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas 
1702 N. Collins Blvd. Suite 170 
Richardson, TX  75080
 
 
Cost: $0  
(Registration is required and closes May 1 or until max attendance has been reached)  

Description:
Achieving successful post-secondary outcomes is a goal we have for all students. Depending on the disability, and the support services required in adult life, successful transition from high school to adult life may require that planning activities begin as early as elementary school for some students. All students will begin the transition process before age 14. Starting the process early prepares students with disabilities the time to think about what they want to do in adult life. Come join us in a conversation about how to support your student’s transition planning.

Presenter:
Sandye Cox, Region 10



PLEASE NOTE:  Childcare is NOT provided for this particular seminar series, and parents are encouraged to make other arrangements for childcare out of respect for all our attendees.  Should you have any further questions or need assistance with registration, please contact Jennifer Ford at (214) 267-1374 or jennifer@downsyndromedallas.org.