The Down Syndrome Research Foundation is pleased to host a number of conferences and workshops throughout the year, of interest to parents and professionals alike. Check back here for details on upcoming events.
New Parent Series 2018-19
The Down Syndrome Research Foundation is pleased to present our New Parent Series from September 2018 to June 2019. This series will be offered on Saturday mornings from 10 am to 12 pm for parents of newborns to age five, and provides an opportunity for families to meet other families while learning about Down syndrome from experienced professionals. The sessions will take place at DSRF (1409 Sperling Avenue in Burnaby). Click here to learn more.
Family Information Series 2018-19
The Down Syndrome Research Foundation is pleased to present our Family Information Series from October 2018 to June 2019. This series will be offered on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30, for parents and relatives of children with Down syndrome of any age, and provides an opportunity for families to meet other families while hearing from professionals who are happy to share their expertise. The sessions will take place at DSRF (1409 Sperling Avenue in Burnaby). Click here to learn more.
CDSS Educator Day
May 10, 2019 | Victoria, BC
Join the Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) and speakers from the Down Syndrome Research Foundation (DSRF) for a one-day conference for educators who are working to maximize successful outcomes for students with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. Learn about overall learning strengths and characteristics, behaviour support, developing an effective reading program, use of visual supports to maximize communication success, and increasing independence and function in school aged children.
This day, which kicks off CDSS’ annual national conference, has been designed especially for educators including classroom teachers, resource teachers, education assistants, and other professionals who work in the school setting with an emphasis on translating the latest knowledge about Down syndrome into practical strategies that can be readily implemented in a school setting. DSRF staff will be on hand throughout the day to answer your questions and there will be ample time to explore our favourite resources.
Looking for a Down syndrome expert to speak at your conference, workshop, classroom or other function? DSRF's highly qualified professional staff are available for speaking opportunities. Click here to learn more.