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Educators

Teachers and student coloringAs you prepare to teach your student/s with Down syndrome, we encourage you to focus on your student’s abilities and not their disabilities. Below are links to information regarding education and children with Down syndrome. Like all of us, individuals with Down syndrome learn and develop at their own rate and in their own way. People with Down syndrome have varied goals for their futures and individual expectations of their roles in the family, school and community. To learn more, visit these resources for educators:

http://www.ndss.org/Resources/Education/Education–Down-Syndrome/
https://dsawm.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/2014-Educator-Manual.pdf https://www.kcdsg.org/files/content/DSACT%20Educator%20Packet.pdf

Presuming Competence: http://www.ndss.org/Global/udl_ndss_webinair.pdf
Universal Design: http://www.ndss.org/Global/udl_ndss_webinair.pdf
Inclusion: http://inclusiveschools.org/inclusion-resources/