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RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS

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National Down Syndrome Society's Inclusive Education Guidelines 2021

This  document aims  to improve the development  and educational outcomes  for  individuals  with Down syndrome from birth to adult life by providing educators, therapists, early interventionists, parents and school districts with a guide to evidence-based practices. 

Supporting the Student with Down Syndrome in Your Classroom

This is a great short resource explaining the medical and education difficulties facing many students with Down Syndrome.

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"Because of Oliver" by Dr. Julie Causton

Meet Oliver and learn about the magic that happens inside the circle! The second in a series, this book takes a playful look at what is possible when we think differently about human difference. Intended to inspire teachers everywhere to widen our school communities to include Oliver.

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MCIE Think Inclusive: Resources for Training In-Person & Virtually

This 18-page PDF provides links to articles, podcasts, webinars, and other resources that educators can use to help them with in-person and online teaching.

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9 Practices to Make   Any  Lesson Inclusive 

When  creating  inclusive  schools,  inclusive  instruction  becomes  even  more  critical  for the  success  of  all  students.  Here are  9  practices  to  help  educators  create  and  commit to  effective  inclusive  instruction  at  any  grade  level. 

With the publication of these Guidelines, Down Syndrome International (DSi) aims to improve the education of learners with Down syndrome internationally and to contribute to the realisation of their right to inclusive and equitable quality education and the promotion of lifelong learning opportunities.

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International Guidelines for the Education of Learners with Down Syndrome

This is an accurate, up-to-date, evidence-informed, global consensus document from Down Syndrome International which provides information and recommendations of key relevance and importance for the provision of best practice education for learners with Down syndrome of all ages around the world.

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Iris Center at Vanderbilt University: Special Education Resources

The IRIS Center creates high-quality, online open educational resources (OERs) about evidence-based instructional and behavioral practices to help improve the education outcomes of all students, especially struggling learners and those with disabilities.

Dr. Julie Causton and Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontzcak share their passion for inclusive education and give tips on how to create schools where all students flourish. Their website contains downloads, articles, podcasts and videos on reimagining educational systems, practices and spaces.

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Inclusive Schooling

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All Belong: Center for Inclusive Education

All Belong Center for Inclusive Education is the leading catalyst for creating and maintaining inclusive communities for persons of all abilities.

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Free Universal Design for Learning Resources from Brookes Publishing

Brookes Publishing shares a few key resources on how to create a universally designed learning environment. From podcasts to videos to creative activities, all of these learning tools are free and ready to use. Take a look and discover a new favorite go-to UDL resource