Teacher Information Packet

The Teacher Information Packet is a collection of information for parents, caregivers and educators of students with Down syndrome in grades K-5. It intended to assist each classroom teacher in (1) getting to know his or her student with Down syndrome, and (2) building a comfortable and effective learning environment for every student.

The material addresses a wide range of subjects—from subject adaptation and student supports to social inclusion. A Getting to Know Me section is included for parents/caregivers and their children to complete together, as is a sample letter to distribute to parents of the other students in your child’s class.

1. Getting to Know Me
2. Educator Manual: Supporting the Student with Down Syndrome in Your Classroom
3. Sample Introduction Letter to Other Parents
4. School Accommodations and Modifications
5. Positive Steps to Social Inclusion