November 23, 2007 
How People with Down Syndrome Learn and How Best toWork with them.
Developmental Disabilities Health Services Workshop, New Westminster,
with staff from the Down Syndrome Research Foundation 

November 21, 2007  
Integration + Involvement = Inclusion
Early Childhood Educators of British Columbia - VANCOUVER BRANCH
For information and location information contact Essie Wolfe ewolfe@telus.net

November 16, 2007
Talking to a class of future teachers at University of British Columbia
Topic: Teaching and Supporting students with Down Syndrome

November 9, 2007
Professional Development sponsored by the Edmonton Down Syndrome Society
Effective Teaching Strategies for Successful Inclusion
  • Creating Inclusive Classrooms
  • Changing, Chunking and Down Syndrome
For registration and further information contact Linda @ pinoa@telusplanet.net

November 1, 2, 2007  Fort St John
Afternoon Community Workshops - Behaviour is Communication
Evening Parent Workshop - Behaviour is Communication
For further information contact Penny Gagnon @ Penny.gagnon@cdcfsj.ca
Child Development Centre Society of Fort St John & District.

October 29, 2007 
Awareness talk in a grade 6 classroom at General Gordon school in Vancouver

October 25, 2007
Reflections on Down Syndrome and other Developmental Disabilities
Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living
Contact Gillian Shaw at gillian.shaw@rmcacl.org

October 23, 2007 
Behaviour is Communication
Early Childhood Educators of British Columbia - VANCOUVER BRANCH
For information and location information contact Essie Wolfe  ewolfe@telus.net

October 19, 2007 
Teaching and Supporting Students with Down Syndrome and other Diverse Learners
Kamloops Teachers Association, Kamloops
For information contact Lorraine at ltmb@telus.net

October 18, 2007  Advocacy 101
Parent Group in Kamloops, for information contact Cecile at cecncv@telus.net

October 11, 2007
Fraser Valley Down Syndrome Society, Abbotsford, B. C.
An evening of Questions and Answers.
For information contact Katrina at cokabo@shaw.ca

October 9, 2007  
Disability Awareness talk to Best Buddies at UBC

October, 2007  
Awareness talk with grade 2's at Assumption School in Port Coquitlam

September 28, 2007 
What is Down Syndrome?
Developmental Disabilities Health Services Workshop, New Westminster,
with staff from the Down Syndrome Research Foundation

September 26, 2007
Awareness Talk in a Kindergarten class in Surrey     

September 23 and 24, 2007 
Wonder Years Conference, Edmonton, Alberta
Saturday September 23
Health issues that impact upon the lives of Children with Down Syndrome
What Works, What Helps, Lessons Learned and Still Being Learned.
Sunday September 24
Understanding Down Syndrome - Inclusion,Communication,
Behaviour,Friendships, Learning Strategies and Curriculum Changes
For information contact Neil & Laurie McDonald nlkmcd3@telus.net

July 4, 2007 
Training and Orientation for Summer Research Assistants and volunteers at the
Down Syndrome Research Foundation
Health Issues      
Behaviour Strategies
Learning Strategies

July 3, 2007
I Want to Have a Friend, I Want to be a Friend
Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living
Contact Gillian Shaw at gillian.shaw@rmcacl.org

June 19, 2007
re students with Down Syndrome
Consultation with staff at Richmond Christian School

June 14, 2007
Lower Fraser Valley Down Syndrome
Parent Support Group, Abbotsford.
Behaviour is Communication

May 20th, 2007
Behaviour IS Communicaton
2007 National Canadian Down Syndrome Conference,Coming Home, 22 years later, Calgary Alberta
For information go to www.cdss.ca or contact Lin at lin@cdss.ca

May 7, 2007  
Teaching Students with Down Syndrome and other Diverse Learners.  
Kamloops School District, contact Lorraine Balogh at ltmb@telus.net

May 7, 2007  Advocacy 101 
Kamloops Ups and Downs Parent Group
Contact Cecile McVittie   cec.mcy@telus.net

May 3, 4, and 5,  2007  
Behaviour is Communication
The Recipe for Success from our Cookbook on Inclusion
26th National Conference on the Training and Employment of Paraprofessionals 
Albuquuerque, New Mexico
Contact Marilyn Likins at marilyn@nrcpara.org

April 23, 2007
Understanding Inclusion Fosters Participation
Ecole Dorothy Lynas School, North Vancouver

April 19, 2007
Reflections on Down Syndrome and other Developmental Disabilities.
North Shore Association for the Mentally Handicapped Staff Training
For information contact Peter Babsock peterb@nsamh.org

April 16, 2007
Awareness talk with  grade one classes in Vancouver on Spina Bifida and communication delays.

April 11, 2007
Talking with future Teaching Assistants and Community Support workers
about Down Syndrome, in 2 classes at Douglas College, New Westminister.

April 5, 2007
Observation and consulting at Holly School in Delta

April 3, 2007  
Talking about Down Syndrome to  TA students in the SETA program at
Kwantleen College in Richmond

March 27, 2007
Awareness talk with Grade 5's
Osler elementary school in Vancouver

March 8th, 2007
Awareness talk with grade 7's
Simon Cummingham elementary in Surrey

March 6, 2007
Awareness talk with Grade 6's
General Gordon elementary in Vancouver

February 28, 2007
Awareness talk with grade 3's
Brooke Elementary School in Delta

February 27, 2007
Awareness talk with grade 7's
Erna Stevenson School in Surrey

February 23rd and 24th, 2007
Educational Assistant Conference
Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton Alberta
Friday am -  Happy Talk
Friday PM - Before Behaviour Begins
Saturday AM - Before Behaviour Begins
Saturday PM - "I Want to Have a Friend! I Want to be a Friend"
For information and registration contact Carolynn Chartrand at chartrandc@macewan.ca

February 16th, 2007
Integration + Involvement = Inclusion
Bi - District Conference, Sooke / Victoria Teachers Associatons
For information contact Catherine Alpha, Pro D Chair, at  cprime1@telus.net

February 8, 2007 
Talking about Down Syndrome with Special Olympic Coaches, Delta Special Olympics
Contact Jane Cougle for information at jane_cougle@alumni.sfu.ca

February 6, 2007 
Talking about Supporting Children and Adults with Down Syndrome to Community Support Workers
Kwantlen University College, Langley Campus.
Contact Allan Williams   allan.williams@kwantlen.ca

February 1st, 2007 
Parent Support Group
Down Syndrome Research Foundation,
1409 Sperling Avenue, in Burnaby.
Dinner and Questions and Answers for Parents and Teaching Assistants
facilitated by Barbara Laird
For further information contact Abbe Gates at abbegates@yahoo.com or
Anne at anne@dsrf.org or 604 444 3773.

February 1, 2007
Talking about Down Syndrome to Internations students studying Early Childhood Education
Sprott Shaw College in Vancouver

January 30th, 2007  3:30 - 7:00 pm 
" I Want to have a Friend!  I Want to be a Friend"
for : Delta Teaching Assistants and staff.
Contact Sherrie Bennett at sbennett@deltasd.bc.ca for location and more information.

January 18th, 2007
Awareness talks about Down Syndrome, at Immaculate Conception School in Surrey
For Grade 1, 2, 3 and 6 students.

2006

November 21st, 2006
3:30 - 7:00 pm. "Before Behaviour Begins"
for : Delta Teaching Assistants and staff.
Contact Sherrie Bennett at sbennett@deltasd.bc.ca for location and more information.

October 23, 24, 2006
Integration + Involvement = Inclusion ( with Carolyn Payne )
Teaching Students with Down Syndrome and Other Diverse Learners
I Want to Have a Friend, I Want to be a Friend.
Aiming for Excellence Conference -  Dawson Creek, B. C.
For information contact Charlene@chodgson@pris.bc.ca

October 20, 2006
Professional Development for the Port Alberni Teachers Association
Teaching Students with Down Syndrome and other Diverse Learners
For information contact Rosalie Harper at rharper@sd70.bc.ca

October 19, 2006, 6:30 to 9:30
Workshop for District Parents ( DPAC), Port Alberni
Undertanding Inclusion Fosters Participation
For Information contact Melody Burton at mjburton@shaw.ca

October 15, 2006
A dialogue with Best Buddies at the University of British Columbia about
Developmental Disabilities.

October 3, 2006
Understanding Down Syndrome
For International students studying Early Childhood Education at Sprott
Shaw College in Vancouver.

October, 2006
Awareness workshops in grade 5 classes at General Wolfe
School in Vancouver

September 27, 2006
Down by the Bay Parent Support Group,
7:30 Semiahmoo
House, White Rock, B.C.
Topic : Questions and Answers
For information contact Doug and Carol Henricksen at downbythebaywrock@yahoo.com

September 22, 2006 
Awareness workshop in a grade 4 /5 class at General
Wolfe School in Vancouver

September 11 to 14, Smithers., B.C.
September 12 - Teaching Students with Down Syndrome and other Diverse Learners - an all day workshop
September 13 - Observation and Consultation with school staff., attending IEP meetings.
                 - Workshops with Grade 1 and Grade 5 classes on Understanding Down Syndrome
                 - Evening - Parent Workshop - Educating our Children

For further information contact Gordon Higginson, Principal
St. Joseph's School ph. (250) 847-941 email: a7a05322@telus.net

9th World Down Syndrome Congress, Vancouver, B.C.,August 24 to 26
August 26 - Oral Presentation on Teaching Students with Down Syndrome
August 24 to 26 - Poster Presentation on Talking with Peers

August 24 - Sibling Workshop - Talking about Down Syndrome
This session is a follow up from the morning session for siblings of people with Down syndrome.
Many brothers and sisters have questions they are afraid to ask. This session will provide an opportunity to freely ask questions more specific to Down Syndrome and to understand what it means to have Down syndrome.

August 14, 15 and 21
Workshops for volunteers helping at the 9th World Down Syndorme Congress
being held in Vancouver, August 24 to 26, 2006
To be held at the Down Syndrome Research Foundation in Burnaby

July 25, 2006
*Understanding Down Syndrome*
For International teachers studying English at Sprott Shaw College,
Vancouver

July 4, 2006
Understanding Down Syndrome
For staff and volunteers at the Down Syndrome Research Foundation

May 31 , 2006
ADVOCACY 101
Thoughts and Ideas for Negotiating Through the Systems
Down by the Bay Parent Support Group, 7:30, Semiahmoo House White Rock, B.C.
Contact Carol or Doug Henriksen at downbythebaywrock@yahoo.com

May 19, 2006
CREATING INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS
I WANT TO HAVE A FRIEND, I WANT TO BE A FRIEND
Professional Development for the Chilliwack School District
For further information contact Stephanie  at stephanie_mckay@sd33.bc.ca

May 3, 2006
Understanding Down Syndrome
For International teachers studying English at Sprott Shaw College, Vancouver

April 21, 2006
TEACHING CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME AND OTHER DIVERSE LEARNERS
Professional Development for the Maple Ridge School District
For information contact Randall Cranston  Randall_Cranston@sd42.ca

April 8, 2006
Keynote Address: A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS FROM OUR COOKBOOK ON INCLUSION
Workshops on 
BEFORE BEHAVIOUR BEGINS                    
I WANT TO HAVE A FRIEND, I WANT TO BE A FRIEND
Teaching Assistant Conference, in Medicine Hat, Alberta.
Contact Suzanne Radchenko at sradchenko@mhc.ab.ca

March 28, 2006
Understanding Down Syndrome
Staff and Administration at John Oliver Secondary, Vancouver

March 6, 2006
Talking with future School Psychologists at the University of British Columbia about Parenting a Child with Special Needs.

March 2, 2006  
ADVOCACY 101 :
Thoughts and ideas for negotiating through the "systems."
Parent Support Group at the Down Syndrome Research Foundation
6:30 to 8:30 at 1409 Sperling Street in Burnaby.
For information call Anne at 604 444 3773 or Abbe at 604 267 1035

February 24 and 25, 2006
Educational Assistant Conference " Celebrating 30 years of Quality Education"
Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton Alberta
Fri am - Before Behaviour Begins
Fri pm - Teaching Students with Down Syndrome...and other Diverse Learners
Sat am - Before Behaviour Begins
Sat pm - Happy Talk
For information and registration contact Carolynn Chartrand @ chartrandc@macewan.ca

February 17, 2006
CUPE Staff Development, Victoria School Board
AM - Before Behaviour Begins
PM -  I Want to Have a Friend, I Want to be a Friend
For further information contact Bonnie Bachynski @ cupestaffd@sd61.bc.ca

February 15, 2006
Professional Development for Maple Ridge School District
Topic(s) to be decided
For information contact Doreen Conant  dconant@sd42.bc.ca

January 12, 2006 
Awareness talk on Down Syndrome in a grade 4 class at South Meridian School in Surrey.

January 9, 2006 
Consultation with staff at St. Mary's school in Vancouver re Down Syndrome, classroom strategies and options for the future.

February 7, 14, 21, 2006
Mini-Series on Down Syndrome
The series takes a closer look at students with Down Syndrome and the issues that impact upon the classroom. The series discusses the health issues that may affect a student with Down Syndrome; the cognitive, physical strengths and weaknesses, communication, behaviour, social and sexuality issues, and learning strengths and weaknesses.

Introduction to Health Issues - February 7, 2006
Communication and its Impact - February 14, 2006
Curriculum Topics and Inclusionary Practices and Strategies - February 21, 2006
Time: 4:30 - 7:00 pm.
Cost for the series: $70.00  Attendees will receive a copy of the DSRF produced CD-ROM, Down Syndrome :  Issues and Interventions

Target Group: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Administrators and Parents Please contact the DSRF for further information or to register for the series

TO REGISTER CONTACT:
Down Syndrome Research Foundation
1409 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5B 4J8M
Phone: 604-444-DSRF (3773)
Fax:604-431-9248
Email: info@dsrf.org

January 21, 2006
Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society Annual General Meeting : Guest Speaker
WHAT WORKS, WHAT HELPS......LESSONS LEARNED AND STILL BEING LEARNED.
Professional Development for Educators and Parents Supporting Students with Diverse Needs