Resources for Educators

The Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas is committed to supporting education throughour work with central Texas schools and educators. We are dedicated to providing current andaccurate information, resources, and support to help educators understand best practices forteaching students with Down syndrome. We truly believe that the work you do changes the livesof all of your students and we feel honored to beable to support you. Throughout the year, we offer a variety of different programs for Central Texas educators.
The Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas is committed to supporting education throughour work with central Texas schools and educators. We are dedicated to providing current andaccurate information, resources, and support to help educators understand best practices forteaching students with Down syndrome. We truly believe that the work you do changes the livesof all of your students and we feel honored to beable to support you. Throughout the year, we offer a variety of different programs for Central Texas educators.
Presentations & Training:
Presentations & Training:

We offer free presentations to educators and local school districts, community groups, and others to build understanding of the needs of students with Down syndrome. Presentation topics have included: Down syndrome 101, Behavior 101, All About IEPs, Inclusion, and Social-Emotional Development. To request a presentation for your team, school, or district please email us.

Annual Conference
Annual Conference

Our annual conference takes place each Fall. Topics change from year to year so we can provide you with the most up-to-date educational practices. On October 11, 2023, our workshop was held on Inclusion and Universal Design for Learning. Become a member here to receive information about our next education conference.

World Down Syndrome Day Kits
World Down Syndrome Day Kits

Our annual World Down Syndrome Day Activity Kit program provides a way for teachers to facilitate a discussion about Down syndrome on or around World Down Syndrome Day (3/21). These kits include a hardcover book featuring a character with Down syndrome or inclusion, discussion questions based on the book, educational resources about Down syndrome, and a hard copy of the activities to share throughout the school.

Become a member to receive information about requesting a free activity kit for your classroom in early 2024.

Educator of the Year
Educator of the Year

In March, we recognize educators who have made a difference in the lives of school-aged members. These educators are nominated by our members each year.

1:1 Consultations:
1:1 Consultations:

Please do not hesitate to email us with any questions you may have on your child or student’s education. We are able to provide support on a variety of topics such as behavior, classroom modifications, inclusion support, supporting literacy and math skills, and more.

Education Podcast with Podcast main picture
Education Podcast with Podcast main picture

Check out our podcast that covers topics like Learning Through Play, Inclusion in the Classroom, Behavior 101, and more!

Disclaimer

DSACT’s “Resources” pages are for informational purposes only. Information on this and subsequent resource pages should not be considered an endorsement by the The Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas. After going through these resources, each family will be able to make decisions based upon their personal beliefs and unique circumstances.