Facilitating Independence Webinar

Saturday, June 4th | 9:00 am ET - 10:30am ET

The MDSC in collaboration with the 3-21 Foundation is pleased to present this timely webinar.

Summer is a great time to work on independence skills while your kids are home more and there are less academic demands. Join us for this webinar that will help you to identify and plan for building skills of independence using the things you already have at home. Many of our kids with Down syndrome struggle with executive functioning, and tasks related to these skills may present challenges across the lifespan. Let’s make the most of this summer season and focus on some things you can do right now to build independence skills across domains. You will leave with specific home activities you can practice right away, whether you have a young child in pre-school or a young adult in a transition program. Teachers will also benefit from this webinar.

Pam Booth- Lead Parent Educator / Educational Consultant

Pam serves as Lead Parent Educator with the Learning Program Boston, the 3-21 Foundation’s parent-focused educational intervention program. In her role, she leads parent workshops on topics in Down syndrome education, bringing evidence-based research into practice to homes and schools. She is a frequent presenter on best practices for teaching literacy and numeracy to children with Down syndrome and presents annually at Down syndrome regional conferences, reaching both parents and educators. She also serves on the Board of the 3-21 Foundation, guiding the growth and delivery of its education programs. Pam is the proud mother of 17-year-old Christopher, who happens to have Down syndrome. She began her career in the disability community over a decade ago, leveraging her professional skills to benefit families who have children with disabilities. In the field of education she has represented families as an Advocate, re-established her local Special Education Parent Advisory Committee, and piloted reading and education programs for students with disabilities. Her work in the policy realm has included positions with Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change (MFOFC), and Southeastern MA21 Council, a disability policy collaborative. She currently serves on the Board of the Brockton Area ARC and Massasoit Community College’s Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative (MAICE).

*This webinar will be recorded*

Farm Day

Saturday, June 4th | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Green Hill Parkway, Worcester, MA 01605
Come enjoy the farm at Green Hill Park! Admission is free. Bring a snack and enjoy the park’s trails and playground too!
Rain Date: Saturday, June 11
Address: Green Hill Parkway, Worcester, MA 01605