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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 emily@dsagsl.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
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.

Down syndrome news and resources

      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
erin@dsagsl.org 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
      julie@marenfund.org.

 
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Save the Date!

Hockey Camp - August 1-2
Lego Nature Connects - August 12
Family Movie Night - August 15
Back to School Night - August 19

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