Down Syndrome 101 for Parents, Extended Family, Teachers, and Advocates

Everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask about Down syndrome! People with Down syndrome are unique individuals with a full range of skills, desires and emotions, just like the rest of us. But what are the facts versus the myths? What do you need to know to support a young student with DS or how to welcome your new grandchild? This webinar will cover the basics: biology and diagnosis, physical characteristics, medical conditions, development and cognition and more.

Presenter:  Amy Van Bergen is the Executive Director of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida, named the Parent Group of the Year in 2013 by the National Down Syndrome Congress. She is also active nationally on behalf of individuals with Down syndrome as Vice President of Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action, a National Down Syndrome Society Ambassador, a graduate of the National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities and a trained Special Education Disputes Mediator. She also is the mother of five children, one of whom happens to have Down syndrome.