The DSAGSL hosts a variety of workshops, conferences, and seminars throughout the year in partnership with other community agencies. Get more information and register for our upcoming workshops below!

Down Syndrome Education Specialist

A four part class for educators and para-professionals about how to provide individuals with Down syndrome the best educational experience possible. ¬†Hear about the latest tools and strategies for working with students with Down syndrome including Ds 101, Behavior Strategies and Solutions, Curriculum Modifications, Inclusion, Technology and More! If you’re interested in attending just one of the four part classes or our summer two-day boot-camp, please contact ¬†Click here for more information!

“Futures” Workshops for Adults with Down Syndrome and their Caregivers

Held in partnership with the Wellness Center for Adults with Down Syndrome, we bring caregivers of teens and adults with Down syndrome these important workshops to help plan and prepare for their loved ones futures! Check out previous sessions below and what we have coming up!

  • A Secure Future: Planning for a Secure and Fulfilling Future for Your Loved One with Down Syndrome.
    Presented by Victoria McMullen, Ph.D.
    Saturday, September 29th, 2018 from 9:00am – 12:00pm

    Emerson Auditorium at St. Luke’s Hospital
    Caregivers and professionals of people with Down syndrome and other disabilities will learn the steps and considerations for planning a secure and fulfilling life for their loved one with Down syndrome. Complete agenda to come!
    Dr. McMullen is a Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Webster University. She teaches undergraduate courses on language development and behavior management, as well as graduate courses concerning the education of individuals with significant developmental disabilities and autism and a graduate course on disabilities and ethics. Dr. McMullen is a board member of the International Association for Positive Behavior Support. She is an advocate for disability services and funding at the local, state and national levels.



Past Workshops

  • Healthy Future: The Physical & Mental Well-being of Adults with Down Syndrome
    Saturday, August 5, 2017
    This workshop featured national speaker Dr. Brian Chicoine and Dr. Judith Miles as well as the Medical Director for the Wellness Center, Dr. Cynthia Poelker. Parents, caregivers and health professionals learned about current health care guidelines, mental health issues in adults with Ds, research in regression and Ds, caregiver stress management and more! For resources on aging and presentation PowerPoints visit our Aging Resource Page.