Tuesday, October 4, 2022

This one-day conference will prepare educators, service providers, and administrators to teach students with Down syndrome in inclusive settings, using best practices grounded in research. Conference highlights include:

  • Guest speaker Professor Sue Buckley, OBE, Director of Science and Research, DSEI & DSE USA and the world’s leading researcher on how children with Down syndrome learn. Dr. Buckley will discuss the history of inclusion and the research that supports it.
  • Guest speaker Mr. Pat Radel, Esq. is an attorney specializing in special education law. He will present the “Top 10 Myths of Special Education” and the legal obligations of inclusion.
  • Guest speaker Ms. Kristen Enriquez is an educator, school administrator, and the parent of a child with Down syndrome who has been fully included throughout his school experience. She will review methods and tactics to achieve successful inclusive environments for all learners.
  • Presentation of the National Down Syndrome Society’s 2021 document, Down Syndrome: Guidelines for Inclusive Education and its implications for classrooms, by co-authors Emily Mondschein and Alexandra DiLaura.
  • Small-group sessions (grouped by students’ age), led by local educators who have taught students with Down syndrome in inclusive settings. These teachers will share their challenges, strategies, and success stories, and will support attendees in designing strategies for their own classrooms.

This conference will be held on Tuesday, October 4th from 8 am to 3 pm at GiGi’s Playhouse in Buffalo and includes breakfast and lunch. It is designed for teachers, service providers, therapists, and administrators currently working with students with Down syndrome.


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