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Straight from the DSAGSL
Megan Layton Receives Christian Pueschel Citizen Award
Last week at the National Down Syndrome
Congress convention in Indianapolis, IN, Megan
was awarded the Christian Pueschel Citizen Award
for her excellent self-advocacy as a volunteer,
employee and spokesperson. Please join us in
congratulating Megan on her achievement. We are
so proud of you, Megan!
We hope you join us for DSAGSL Night at the Magic House!
Monday, July 21
6 - 8pm at the Magic House in Kirkwood
Join us for a night of family fun, exploration and learning
thanks to our friends at the Magic House! This is a private
event for DSAGSL families! Please RSVP to the office
ASAP at 314.961.2504.
DSAGSL, St. Louis AAA Blues and Total Hockey hosting Hockey Camp!
DSAGSL Hockey Camp
Friday, August 1, 5 - 8p
Saturday, August 2, 11a - 2p
Hardee's Iceplex in Chesterfield
Hockey Camp is especially for athletes with Down
syndrome who love hockey. With instruction from
NHL hockey players, a St. Louis AAA Blues Coach,
St. Louis Blues Alumni, along with AAA athletes,
campers learn the fundamentals that put them in
the middle of the action, resulting in an authentic hockey experience. Camp is open to anyone with Down syndrome age 13 and up. For more information or to register, contact Emily at 314.961.2504 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now Taking Applications for the Education Specialist Program!
Did you know that you can request teacher training in your child's IEP? Well the DSAGSL is now accepting applications to our Education Specialist Program! The Down Syndrome Education Specialist Partnership Program is a joint effort between greater St. Louis area schools, agencies, parents and the DSAGSL. The goal of the partnership is to provide support for educators, parents and professionals seeking to build a meaningful education for students with Down syndrome. This FREE four-part workshop begins in September and provides 20 hours of meaningful training as well as continuing education units. Please apply by August 15th and encourage your child's teacher and staff to do so as well! Find more information here.
Inclusive Best Practices to support the Student with Down syndrome
9am - 3:30pm
Down syndrome news and resources
September 8 - Columbia
September 10 - Cape Girardeau
September 12 - St. Louis
This exciting workshop features international speakers Patti McVay and Laurie Pachl. This unique team brings a wealth of information to assure the success of your student, including: processes, tools and ideas for curriculum planning, positive behavior supports, IEPs and more! For more info and to register, click here.
August* Coffee Talk: Back to School Night
Tuesday, August 19, 6-8pm at the DSAGSL Office
Join us at Coffee Talk to discuss important topics like getting your student ready
for school, communicating with your child's team, inclusion and more! Contact
Erin at email@example.com for more information or to RSVP.
*There is no scheduled Coffee Talk for July
**Special 2-Hour Edition
Stories, photos and videos to put a smile on your face
Photos from Therapeutic Playgroups
Photos from Working Wonders 4 Downs
Blog - Give Me an H!
Blog - The USA Games
Blog - About Lizzie
Video - Don't Limit Me
Video - Roar Contest
Video - Glee Choir sings at Step Up!
Local links, community groups and more
Register Now for the Maren Fund, Inc Learning Program
The Maren Fund, Inc Learning Program offers classes for parents and children
with Down syndrome between the ages of 2-13+ years. Check out the classes on
their website. Download the Learning Proram Registration Packet, here. If you
have any questions, please contact Julie Williams at 314.258.2955 or