MDSC recognizes that supporting students with complex learning profiles requires training and professional support for teachers and administrators.
Each year, MDSC holds its Annual Educators Forum for Supporting Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The conference is designed to provide general and special educators, administrators, paraprofessionals, support professionals, and parents with practical workshops that will support them as they work hard each day to meet the educational needs of students.
This full-day conference takes place at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts and is attended by over 350 general and special educators, paraprofessionals, administrators, support professionals, and family members from across New England.
In 2020, we reimagined our Annual Educators Forum and offered a webinar series throughout the fall with topics related to education during the coronavirus pandemic. Though a great deal changed, we remained steadfast in our commitment to supporting our community during this uncertain and challenging season and provided timely information and resources for education professionals and parents of school-aged children as they worked to ensure that students with Down syndrome and other intellectual and developmental disabilities continue to receive the best education possible.
Stay tuned for more information on the MDSC 17th Annual Educators Forum in 2021.