Down Syndrome & Mental Health Support Group

Tuesday, November 9th | 7pm - 8pm

Does your teen or adult loved one with Down syndrome also have a mental health diagnosis such as Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder or Bipolar Disorder? Often these illnesses bring on a change in daily living skills, mood, or interest in activities once enjoyed. Seeing these changes and regression in your loved one can be very difficult.

Please join other parents and caregivers for a support group meeting facilitated by Mary-Frances Garber, a licensed genetic counselor providing supportive genetic counseling in her private practice, Listening, Reflecting, Healing in Needham. She has been a consultant with the MDSC for the past 8 years providing insight and support to many families.

Please note that individualized psychiatric treatment will not be provided at this meeting. This meeting is meant to serve as a venue for families with loved ones with Down syndrome and mental health concerns so that they may obtain mutual support with professional supervision.
Please email to register or for more information.

Teaching Children with Disabilities to Read During a Pandemic: At Home and At School

Tuesday, November 9th | 9:00am - 10:30am

The webinar will present the principles of effective reading instructions for individuals with disabilities, including a summary of relevant research. It will identify the links between language and reading and show how reading activities can improve spoken language for children across a wide spectrum of abilities. It will set out the ways in which parents and educators can and should work together to develop both reading and language during and after a pandemic.

Presented by Professor Sue Buckley OBE, CPsychol AFBPsS, Director for Science and Research, Down Syndrome Education International, Emeritus Professor of Developmental Disability, Dept Psychology, University of Portsmouth, UK

Part of the MDSC Educators Forum Webinar Series. This webinar will be recorded.