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.
RSVP at SPEAK.