The DSAGSL hosts and recommends educational workshops throughout the year. These workshops cover a variety of issues and concerns, ranging from early health intervention to information for transitioning to post-education adult life.
See below for upcoming seminars and workshops:
Coffee Talk Monthly Speaker Series
Our monthly Coffee Talk Speaker Series is a way for parents, caregivers and professionals to meet in an informal setting, learn about topics important to individuals with Down syndrome, ask questions and share strategies. Join us monthly on the Third Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at the DSAGSL office for Coffee Talk.
Archived Coffee Talks
Toddler and Preschool Behavior with Stacy Altrup – November 19
Audio Audio & Video
Promoting Inclusion with Kristy Peck – October 24
Audio Audio & Video
Therapy4Kids, LLC – September 26
Back to School Night with DSAGSL staff and parents – August 1
Lydia Cox Memorial Bike Camp
The mission of the Lydia Cox Memorial Bike Camp is to teach individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle and become lifelong independent riders. This achievement, in turn, creates a gateway of opportunity – helping them gain assurance and self-reliance in many other aspects of their lives.
Individuals eight years of age or older can participate in the camp. This year’s camp will be June 3-7 at South Technical High School in St. Louis.Please note, we are no longer accepting applications for new riders. See below for more information.
Down Syndrome Specialist Program
Do you need a Down Syndrome Education Specialist for your school?
A Down Syndrome Education Specialist (DSES) is an educator trained to help facilitate the education of students with Down syndrome in your school district. The DSAGSL will begin accepting applications for the 2013-2014 Down Syndrome Education Specialist program on February 4, 2013. Applications will be accepted through June 10, 2013 for the 2013-2014 school year.
Click here to view our informational PDF about the DSES Program.
Click here to download and complete an application to be part of the 2013-2014 program
Our informational teacher packet, Supporting the student with Down syndrome in your classroom, is a helpful tool to distribute to your child’s teacher. It offers strategies, tips and methods to best educate and understand students with Down syndrome.
Click here to download our teacher packet.
Our trained speakers and self-advocates are ready and willing to come present current information on Down syndrome and Ability Awareness. Contact the DSAGSL at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a speaker for your school or organization.
Our Toastmasters group is a great way to become part of our team of speakers! Toastmasters meets once a month at the DSAGSL office and is open to individuals of all abilities. To learn more, contact our office at 314.961.2504.