The educational series is provided by DSAF to its members - extended family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend, but must register to ensure enough space is available! To ensure there are plenty of goodies for everyone, please register by the second Tuesday of each month and be sure to indicate how many will be attending. All sessions will be held at Rock 'n' Joe Coffee Bar at 5025 Lindberg St., Lincoln, NE 68516.
September Educational Series Topics – September 17:
Down Syndrome 101 for Educators, Parents, Extended Family, and Advocates: Outcomes for the series include: What is Down syndrome?, Ds facts, myths & truths, ‘people first’ and other language guidelines, common medical issues related to Down syndrome, common educational issues: communication, strategies for success, social skills, processing time, benefits of inclusive education, and supporting friendships, and resources. This series will be presented by Dawna Daily, M.Ed., utilizing information and data from the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida.
Tips for the IEP Meeting (IEP 101): Presented by Jenn Miller from PTI Nebraska, IEPs (Individualized Education Plans) will be the focus of the series where the individuals, parents, professionals, and school come together to discuss your child’s unique educational needs and create a plan to meet those needs. It is important to prepare for your IEP meeting so you can be a more knowledgeable, active participant in the decision-making process and help guide your child’s educational success. Participants will walk away with information that will help both parents and students prepare for the IEP meeting and become the best advocates possible. The basic parts of the IEP will be discussed as well as some common things to look for in an IEP document.
Contact Dawna at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.