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Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City

5960 Dearborn Street Ste. 100
Mission, KS 66202
913-384-4848 Phone
913-384-4949 Fax

2019-2020 DSG Seminar Series

Our Seminar Series is geared towards educators, therapists, service providers, administrators, and parents. Come learn how to include, educate, and encouage your students with Down syndrome to achieve their full potential in a hands-on environment.

You must register for EACH seminar you plan to attend by clicking on "register" below. You can call 913-213-5485 or email info@kcdsg.org if you have any questions.

Download a Seminar Series flier.


Bridging the Gap Between School and Home        

September 19, 2019 8:30 AM-11:30 AM

Struggling to find time to keep parents in the loop? Come learn creative, visual, and efficient strategies for bridging communication between the education team and parents to maximize the student’s success in everyday life across environments.


Behavior Troubleshooting              

October 10, 2019 8:30 AM-11:30 AM

The routines have been taught, the novelty of a new school year has worn off, and those unexpected student behaviors are no longer endearing.  If you are still struggling with unwanted behaviors, this is the seminar for you.  Come learn how to view you student’s behavior through a behavior analytic lens to make lasting behavioral changes in your classroom.  


Visual Supports Are For Everyone         

November 14, 2019 8:30 AM-11:30 AM

Come and SEE how using visual supports in your classroom can make life easier for both you and your students.  During this seminar we will explore various visual support strategies and even create a few to take back to your classroom.  

AAC: What Do I Do With This Thing?      

December 12, 2019 8:30 AM-11:30 AM

Alternative and Augmentative Communication Devices can be overwhelming and confusing. Learn more about  the different  devices, how and  where to use them, and how to integrate them into everyday activities. Together, we will take the AAAAAAAhhh out of the AAC. 



Prompting for Independence     

January 9, 2020 8:30 AM-11:30 AM

So, you’ve heard about prompt dependence but what about prompting for INdependence?  Learn how to utilize and fade prompts to promote student success and kiss your fears of prompt dependence good-bye. 



Functional Skills for the School Day      

February 13, 2020 8:30 AM-11:30 AM

You have the academics covered, but what about the functional skills needed to ensure students with Down syndrome are successful in everyday life, and eventually in the workplace?  It takes time to develop independence with essential life skills. Help students of all ages progress, at a level of just-right-challenge!  



Transitions Within the School-Age Years

March 5, 2020 8:30 AM-11:30 AM

Is your transition train falling off the tracks?  Get your cars aligned and ensure your students’ continuity of learning. Equip students with Down syndrome, and their families, with visual strategies to assist with key transitions across their school career. 


Facilitating and Reinforcing Social Skills      

April 30, 2020 8:30 AM-11:30 AM

Is your social butterfly flying too freely? Our self-advocates are inherently social but are they skilled enough to follow all the hidden rules? This session will teach the hidden social rules, how to teach them to self-advocates, and how to generalize them across people and environments.