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DSRF Conferences & Workshops

The Down Syndrome Resource 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.

Upcoming Workshops

2021 Educator Webinar Series

We are excited to offer our third webinar series with new topics designed to support the important work educators do everyday and in this new COVID-19 climate. Educators play a crucial role in setting the stage for the healthy development of children with Down syndrome into adults who make positive contributions to their community. By guiding appropriate behaviour for successful social interactions in the classroom and school community, incorporating knowledge about communication strengths and challenges into daily routines, and using successful strategies for teaching children with Down syndrome to engage in academics, we are teaching skills that will optimize the potential for full social inclusion.

Please join DSRF speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, and teachers for a comprehensive 8-part webinar series designed to maximize successful participation in the classroom, community, and in virtual instruction for learners with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. This series is for classroom teachers, resource teachers, education assistants and other professionals who work in the school setting. You can register for the entire series for $200, or choose individual sessions for $30 each. Each presentation is 1 hour with 15 minutes for questions/discussion and takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Feb. 23 through Mar. 18, from 4:00-5:15 Pacific Time. Click here for session descriptions and to register.

There’s Ups and Downs: A Parental Wellness Series

Attention, weary parents! Are you experiencing increased stress since the onset of COVID? Do you miss hanging out with other adults, especially ones who also have a child with Down syndrome?

DSRF is offering a new online program: “There’s Ups and Downs: A Parental Wellness Series.” In this FREE 6-week series moderated by Dr. Susan Fawcett, parents will learn the importance of managing stress, a variety of coping and self-care strategies, and tips regarding one of the biggest contributors to parent stress: child problem behaviour. Even better, parents will have an opportunity to connect with and learn from one another. This program will mark the beginning of an ongoing parent-to-parent support group.

The series will run on six Wednesday evenings, from February 24 through March 31. Each session will be 90-minutes long, with 20-30 minutes of presentation and an hour or more of discussion amongst parents.

For further information or to register, please email programs@DSRF.org.

This series is funded in part by the Government of Canada, administered by United Way of the Lower Mainland.

DSRF Presentations

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.

Past Events

CLICK HERE FOR MATERIALS FROM OUR 2019 WORKSHOP, THE CANADIAN DOWN SYNDROME PRE-CONFERENCE FOR EDUCATORS (VICTORIA).

CLICK HERE FOR MATERIALS FROM OUR 2017 CONFERENCE, FROM GOOD TO GREAT (TORONTO)

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEOS AND MATERIALS FROM OUR 2015 CONFERENCE, FROM GOOD TO GREAT (VANCOUVER)

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