Supporting families and educators across the US

DSE is continuing to reach families and educators across the US, improving early intervention and education for many thousands of children.

Professor Sue Buckley and Becky Baxter have been in the US for a couple of weeks, presenting to packed conferences – first in Kansas City, hosted by the Down Syndrome Guild of Kansas City and now in Irvine, hosted by the Down Syndrome Association of Orange County, the Down Syndrome Foundation of Orange County and the University of Irvine School of Education. Over 500 families and educators attended the Kansas City conference and over 300 are attending in Irvine today.

Irvine Down Syndrome Education Conference 2014

It is just over four years since we last presented a conference in Southern California – not long after we established Down Syndrome Education USA. In this short time, we have supported many thousands of families and educators across North America through conferences, specialist resources and research collaborations in the US. We are continuing to develop resources, including new See and Learn kits and apps, and to support the rollout of our new reading and language intervention (RLI) in the US.

We will be presenting at the Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action  conference in Washington DC at the end of February and are presenting an education conference in Covington, LO, in September. We are training educators across Texas via videoconferences and working with Hoffman La-Roche to support investigator training in the US for their forthcoming trial of RG1662 with adolescents and adults with Down syndrome.

We work closely with our partners at the Down Syndrome Foundation of Orange County who are busy expanding the Learning Program, providing evidence-based educational support to families in southern California and around the country through their many partners.

Together, we are improving early intervention and education of many thousands of children, but there is still so much to do. To support our work in the US, please consider donating to Down Syndrome Education USA. Your support is vital.

If you are interested in hosting a DSE education conference or any other aspect of our work in the US, please get in touch.