DSAMT provides support and training for educators, school professionals and education students to assist their efforts to provide a meaningful educational experience for students with Down syndrome. Educators and students are never charged for this support, though the value of this program is extremely high. Time and again, participants tell us how impactful the trainings have been on their ability to educate all students.
The Down Syndrome Specialist Training provides advanced training on Down syndrome and how it can affect the learning process and academic performance. Most importantly, it trains participants on strategies and supports that have been proven to be successful for exceptional learners, especially in an inclusive environment.
DSAMT’s College Partnership Program is a collaborative effort between DSAMT and college-level education class & professor, which provides future students with a unique, hands-on opportunity to apply what they are learning in their courses in a supervised environment with full support from university staff, DSAMT and a certified behavior analyst. Education students are responsible for creating an appropriate curriculum for this 3-hour inclusive camp offered twice a semester, and DSAMT supports students with training and materials.
DSAMT Executive Director, Program Director and self-advocates with Down syndrome are happy to give interactive presentations to schools or classes about Down syndrome. There are no costs for these presentations, and students will learn about what it means to have Down syndrome, what is possible for those with Down syndrome, what it means to be a good friend, and more.