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SPEAK (Sessions Promoting Education, Advocacy and Knowledge) is a monthly educational program for parents, community members, educators and professionals.  This free, collaborative speaker series provides relevant and accurate information to parents and families with a Down Syndrome diagnosis.  Topics include health and wellness, local resources, educational and social support.


Tuesday, August 10th at 4PM, Via Zoom

Representatives from LuMind will be talking about their new medical resource program NDSC2U.


Wednesday, August 18th & 25th at 6PM

Green Oaks School

This two-week workshop will provide parents with IDEA transition requirements for a student with a disability preparing for life after high school. We will cover important aspects of transition planning, information typically included in a transition plan, how transition plans are developed and by whom, and resources for more information on transition. 

Thursday, August 19th at 4:30PM, Via Zoom

Individuals with Down Syndrome (DS) are at increased risk for age-related conditions such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) due in part to trisomy 21. Hear how brain changes occur over the lifespan and what are some of the early signs for AD among adults with DS. Learn how those changes occur and what to look for. Presented by Melissa Petersen, PhD. Assistant Professor, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Department of Family Medicine, Institute for Translational Research.

Wednesday, September 1st at 4:30Pm, Via Zoom

Self-Advocate parent resource sharing and chat.


Recorded Sessions:

Self-Advocates: Resources and Programs

Tarrant County College Post-Secondary Education Programs

ABLE accounts with Mark Stratton

Successful ARD Prep with Anne Henshaw

At Home Therapy with Cutting Edge Pediatric Therapy

Special Olympics Texas

Educational Rights During a Pandemic with Dr. Marilyn Tolbert

ARDS and Preparing to Return to School During COVID (Spanish)

Financial Planning & Pitfalls

Abogada Elizabeth Rivera discute las tutelas

Maintaining our physical and mental health during a pandemic.