All In! Including Students with Down Syndrome in School

November 19, 2020

Hosting Org: Down Syndrome Advocacy Foundation

Date: November 19, 2020

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: This is a virtual event

Event LinkAll In! Including Students with Down Syndrome in School


Inclusive Schools for All - Live Session: Dr. Julie Causton and Dr. Kristie
Pretti-Frontczak will kick off the day with an upbeat and energizing welcome that
provides the “why” behind inclusion as well as the “how.” Over 20 ways teams can work
to create more inclusive schools will be shared.

On-Demand Sessions: Pick topics you are interested in and learn at your own pace.
For example you can choose to learn from others with Down syndrome about how they
were able to thrive in school and in life-inclusively. You can also choose from sessions
created by family members, lawyers, teachers, and administrators.

Supporting Students with Challenging Behavior Live Breakout Sessions: Do you
have a child in your life who can challenge you? These two segments on behavior are
meant to give you the support, skills, and strategies to move from behavior to belonging.
Julie and Kristie will help you with not only your mindset about behavior, but also share
very useful tips and tricks for helping each situation become a win-win.

From Behavior to Belonging: Dr. Julie Causton presents a new way to view
behavior in the inclusive setting. Rather than a traditional approach, she shares
effective behavioral strategies grounded in a foundation of love and respect.
Stress Detectives and Safe Harbors: Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak presents a
framework for ensuring secure attachments and helping children learn how to
self-regulate. Strategies for supporting children who are neurodiverse and how to
ensure all children feel safe, seen, and soothed will be shared.

How to Advocate for Inclusion - Live Session: Special Education Lawyer Pat Radel
shares legal myths of inclusion for both families and educators.
Your Schools IQ- Inclusion Quotient - Closing Session: Here we reveal a new
metric when looking at schools to help them become even more inclusive. Instead of
focusing on a students IQ- let’s reframe this work and look at the school’s IQ (inclusion



Down Syndrome Advocacy Foundation

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