We’ve got some great webinars planned for you! Please click on the links to register today.
If you are unable to participate in a live webinar, please register and you will be able to watch it once it is archived (all webinars should be available within one week of a live broadcast).
January 31, 12 PM Eastern
Presented by Stephanie Thompson, Director, this webinar will introduce families to the National Down Syndrome Adoption network and provide information and resources to families who are interested in adopting a child who has Down syndrome within the United States (also known as “domestic adoption”). The adoption process will be explained, from how to obtain a home study to the finalization process. Register here
February 22, 12 PM Eastern
Presented by Terri Couwenhoven, MS, the clinic coordinator and health educator for the Down Syndrome Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, this webinar will give you the opportunity to “Ask the Expert” your questions about puberty, sexuality, and relationships for teens and adults with Down syndrome and developmental disabilities. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions in advance to ensure our presenter has the opportunity to prepare the best possible responses and gauge the audience’s particular interests. Register here
- Archived Webinars
Presented by Julie Harmon, Inclusion Coordinator at University of Colorado Colorado Springs (and NDSC Board member). This webinar explores how the use of accommodations and modifications can be a key to meaningful participation in the general education classroom for students with disabilities.
Sam Towers, M.Ed., owner of Towers Behavior Services, LLC is a behavior analyst who has spent 25 years providing services to individuals with disabilities who exhibit problem behavior. In addition, he has served as a special educator and has trained special education teachers at the University of Kentucky. In addition, Towers authored the chapter “Addressing Problem Behaviors in Individuals with DS-ASD” in the book “When Down Syndrome and Autism Intersect”.
September 21 – Pediatric Care – Ask the Doctor!
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Presented by Kishore Vellody, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. The answers to the questions will be intended for a general audience and are not intended to provide specific diagnoses or definitive treatments for your loved one with Down syndrome. Please seek specific medical advice from your doctor and medical team for specific guidance.
Chris Rodriguez and Heather Sachs from the ABLE National Resource Center walk participants through a primer on ABLE accounts and how to use them, including what they are and who can qualify for one; what the rules are regarding eligibility, distributions, and account limits; how to open an ABLE account and manage the funds; how the funds in ABLE accounts may be used; and which states are offering ABLE accounts and how these ABLE programs differ.
August 29 – Include Me! Including Young Children in Early Childhood Programs –
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Presented by Gerin Martin, Ed.D, this webinar is for parents of children with developmental disabilities, aged 2-5. Inclusion, at any level, is an art in partnerships. Learn what high-quality inclusion in an early childhood classroom should look like and how to partner with the early childhood professionals working with your child, in order to carry over skills at home.