SPRING Educational Series





 

 
 

PERSON CENTERED THINKING AND THE LIFE COURSE TRAJECTORY                                          REGISTER

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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 January 15 or until max attendance has been reached)  

Description:
Transitioning a student to a new environment, whether it is from early childhood to elementary, elementary to secondary, or high school and beyond, the plan is of utmost importance. Using skills from Person-Centered Thinking, Person-Centered Transition Assessment and the LifeCourse Trajectory, participants will learn methods to support self-advocacy skills to create a transition plan to attain achievable post-secondary goals. They will also learn to create One-Page Descriptions of the student that can be used to share individual interests, goals and support needs leading to a successful transition.

Presenter:
Debbie Wilkes, Special Education Consultant (Full Bio)



SPECIAL EDUCATION: THE BUILDING BLOCKS TO A SUCCESSFUL YEAR                                     REGISTER

Saturday, February 8
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 February 5 or until max attendance has been reached)  


Description:
This seminar will address common questions and important information for parents as it relates to special education including:
• IDEA & Child Find - What is it?
• Evaluations - school evaluations, reevaluations, independent educational evaluations & when you are entitled to each
• How do you receive special education services in the school system and eligibility criteria
• What is an ARD meeting and options for parents to agree or disagree
• What is an IEP & the breakdown of an IEP, including related services
• Progress monitoring of the IEP & related services

Presenter:
Jackie Dodd, Attorney & Charlotte Dudley, Advocate (Full Bios)



SAVE THE DATE - REGISTRATION AND MORE DETAILS COMING SOON

Saturday, April 4
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas 
1702 N. Collins Blvd. Suite 170 
Richardson, TX  75080
 
 
Cost: $0  


Description:
Coming Soon

Presenter:
Anne Henshaw, Parent and Educational Advocate



SAVE THE DATE - REGISTRATION AND MORE DETAILS COMING SOON

Saturday, May 9
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas 
1702 N. Collins Blvd. Suite 170 
Richardson, TX  75080
 
 
Cost: $0  


Description:
Coming Soon

Presenter:
MGA Homecare



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.