National Down Syndrome Congress video where fellow advocates share their best pieces of advice for legislative advocacy.
In the Barton Lab Dignity and Disability section you will find resources related to treating children with disabilities with the respect and dignity they deserve. The series provides recommendations for practitioners who work with young children with disabilities to support these children in a way that will set them up to thrive.
DSAMT has compiled a list of published books that provide information, support acceptance and inclusion, and give personal experiences from families. Many of the informational books can be requested from the DSAMT lending library by contacting Tanya Chavez Tanya@somethingextra.org.
DSAMT webinars that present valuable information for families and educators. Nationally recognized speakers who are experts in Down syndrome and inclusion provide accurate, up-to-date, research-based information.
Booklet produced by Alzheimer’s Australia, Down Syndrome Australia and the Centre for Developmental Disability Health Victoria (CDDHV) on specific ways Alzheimer's manifests in individuals with Down syndrome.
Facts and information about Down syndrome
Once you understand the common learning types of individuals with Down syndrome, you can more easily help meet the needs of your child with DS and help them achieve their potential. We will discuss the more common strengths & weaknesses of those with DS, their learning styles or profiles and strategies for success. Presented by Alecia Talbott, Executive Director of DSAMT, parent of a child with DS
Exceptional Parent provides articles on a variety of special needs topics, including special education.
DSAMT hosted self-advocate Rachael Mast and her mom, Jawanda Mast, Manager of Grassroots Advocacy at the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) for a workshop at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center in 2016.
Multiple Webinars as presented by the Global Down Syndrome Foundation.
One page document by DSAMT with helpful information for your interactions with individuals who happen to have Down syndrome.
Candid, heartwarming film featuring kids with Down Syndrome sharing their experiences, with a goal of opening hearts and perspectives.
Stories that demonstrate how individuals with disabilities and their families find support in their communities and how they address the barriers to full community inclusion and meaningful engagement that many people still face on a daily basis.
Reference sheet from Disability Rights TN of frequently used Legislative terminology.
Information on educating students with Down syndrome with their non-disabled peers.
Video presented by The Arc's Center for Future Planning. ABLE accounts are one way for people with disabilities to save money and not lose their public benefits. Learn more about them in this video. You can access the video slides here: https://bit.ly/3BmdvAC
Video presented by The Arc's Center for Future Planning. People with disabilities and families can use special needs trusts to save for the future. Watch this video to learn more about how they work. You can access the video slides here: https://bit.ly/3Fskn1S
Parenting Special Needs Online Magazine has created a world that provides practical tips, shares life’s lessons, tackles the challenges and celebrates the joys of one of life’s greatest gifts
Use this language when referring to Down syndrome and people who have Down syndrome.
Video: Stand Up for Downs – Help Us Shatter Stereotypes
Video: What happens when we stop putting people in boxes?