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November 7-8, 2014
7007 S. Clinton Street
Greenwood Village, CO 80112

We invite all parents and professionals to join us for two days of learning and networking. Our expert speakers will cover topics that include: inclusion in the school setting, sex education for your child/student, medical implications for everyday life related to your child/student, and more.

We are pleased to have some of the countries most respected and accomplished experts join our list of speakers. Dr. Fran Hickey, Medical Director of the Sie Center for Down Syndrome at Children's Hospital Colorado, is speaking on medical trends and issues affecting our students. Dr. Lina Patel, also part of the team at the Sie Center for Down Syndrome, is a Psychologist and helps families dealing with troubling behavior. She will be on hand to share practical ways of working with students that exhibit behavioral issues in and/or out of the classroom.

Back by popular demand is Terri Couwenhoven. Terri is a sex educator specializing in creating programs and resources for people who have intellectual disabilities, their families, and the professionals who support them. She has presented with us before and brings information that everyone with a teenage self advocate needs to know.

Inclusion continues to be a topic that is of interest to a great number of our families and students. Increasing our understanding of inclusive practices and more ways to adapt instruction makes education better for people with Down syndrome and in fact all students. Dr. Lewis Jackson, Professor of Special Education at the University of Northern Colorado, will be sharing insights into inclusive practices and differential instruction.

These speakers will be presenting to both parents and professionals. It is our held belief that having parents and professionals on the same page about these important topics will further help students in their educational endeavors. You do not want to miss this opportunity to hear from some of the top professionals in their fields.

Lineup for our Speaker Series:

Friday, November 7, 2014 | 8 AM - 5 PM
Dr. Lina Patel, PsyD - Behavior in School Age Kids
Dr. Fran Hickey, MD - Medical Trends and Issues
Terri Couwenhoven, MS - Puberty and Sexuality

Saturday, November 8, 2014 | 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Lewis Jackson, Ed.D - Inclusive Practices and Differential Instruction (curriculum modification)

Low cost of $15 for one day or $25 for both days.
(Lunch and snacks provided)

Contact Mary Ann to register 303.797.1699.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics announces updated guidelines for pediatricians treating patients with Down syndrome

Parents, have you been looking for information to share with your pediatrician regarding the medical care of your child? Have you "heard" about a certain test or procedure that you think your child might benefit from and are having a difficult time convincing your pediatrician of the value of such a test/procedure? Do you have difficulty communicating with your doctor about certain medical topics related to your child? Take a look at the AAP Guidelines [pdf] for information that might be helpful to you and your pediatrician. Do NOT ASSUME that your pediatrician has reviewed this, remember; your child is one of many patients they see, help educate them about updated information and resources.


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