DSAA sponsors conferences featuring speakers and information related to Down syndrome. Past topics have include Down syndrome, research, education advocacy, and education strategies.
DSAA also hosts regular seminars and workshops covering a variety of topics of interest. Topics include:
- Katie Beckett Waiver (Medicaid deeming waiver for children)
- NOW and COMP Waivers (adult service waivers)
- Potty Training
- Post-education Options for Adults
- Navigating the IEP process
New Parent Seminars for the parents of babies with Down syndrome are offered by invitation to new members and are held periodically throughout the year.
Created by Gretchen H. Carroll, M.A. of the Jane and Richard Thomas Center for Down Syndrome Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, the IEP toolkit is designed to help families of children with Down syndrome become knowledgeable, prepared, and empowered partners in the IEP process. Download your copy today here.
Education Liaison Program
In 2008, the Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta (DSAA) launched a program to provide information and support to school personnel who work with students with Down syndrome. Formerly called Down syndrome Specialists the DSAA is recruting Educators to serve as DSAA Education Liaisons to serve as representatives for their school system and as a liaison between the DSAA and local schools. Education Liaisons receive a free membership in DSAA, are eligible to attend DSAA Conferences at no cost, can request someone from the DSAA speakers' bureau, and receive other supports as needed.
Anyone who is employed by a school system and working with students who have Down syndrome is welcome to become a Down Syndrome Specialist. For more information, please contact us.