DSAGSL offers programs that work with Education Professionals & families in an effort to provide individuals with Down syndrome the best possible education in whichever school they find is best for them.  Our mission is to be the leading resource on Down syndrome in the community, not just for families but also for educators.

Education Specialist Program

The DSAGSL is proud to offer the Down Sydrome Education Specialist Program! This 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 encourage your child’s teachers to register by September 4th. Contact Andi@dsagsl.org for more information.

2017-18 Education Specialist Flyer

2017-18 Application Form for Professionals

2017-18 Application Form for Teachers

2017-18 Application Form for Parents

The DSAGSL offered a second session of the Education Specialist Program this summer and it was a huge success!  The classes took place over two days, July 26 & 27, 2017.  We received lots of great feedback from the educators and professionals that joined us.  Check back with us in 2018 for more information about next summer’s course!

Community Awareness Ambassadors
Our trained parent, professional and self-advocate ambassadors are ready and willing to come present current information on Down syndrome and Ability Awareness. Contact the DSAGSL at erin@dsagsl.org  to schedule a speaker for your school or organization or to become a trained speaker yourself

Our Toastmasters group is a great way to improve public speaking skills, build confidence, make friends and enhance professional skills. Teens and adults of all abilities can join our inclusive, welcoming club. Toastmasters meets the first Tuesday of every month from 4:30 – 6pm at the DSAGSL office. Come and check us out! To learn more, contact Erin at erin@dsagsl.org.

Additional Education Related Resources