Resources for Educators
The DSAWM offers several programs and services designed to provide support and information to educational professionals and college students pursuing degrees in general and special education.
DSA Press and Weekly Update
DSAWM’s quarterly, electronic newsletter DSA Press provides personal stories, informational articles, and news relevent to the West Michigan Down syndrome community. The electronic Weekly Update shares upcoming programs and services from DSAWM and our community partners. Select the emails you would like to receive here.
DSAWM trained speakers are available to speak with your students about Down syndrome. Presentations can be tailored to age level or to tie in with current curriculum. Contact Community Relations Specialist, Meredith Lange, at (616)956-3488 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Teacher Information Packet is a collection of information for those involved in the education of children with Down syndrome.
Informational classes are held throughout the year to address topics relevant to parents/caregivers of, and professionals who work with, individuals who have Down syndrome. Examples include topics such as behavior, education, health, child development, estate planning and other relevant issues.