DSAIA Affiliate-Presented Webinar!
Special discounted rate of $15 for MDSC & DSAIA members! See below for more information.
Students with complex needs require teams to engage in thoughtful planning that allows for creating an individualized educational program that will ensure growth across many domains of learning. Inclusive education is a priority for everyone, but how do we design a program that truly meets the individual needs of each student without getting caught up in the “geography” of WHERE students are learning each moment of the day. communication and advocacy as you come together with your district team to plan for your child's educational needs. In this workshop, participants will learn how to plan for the individual needs of students through a protocol-driven process that examines the individual needs of each student and supports with the design of a program that meets their specific needs.
Presenter: Maureen Blazejewski, M.Ed.
Maureen Blazejewski, M.Ed. is a special education teacher who works as an Educational Consultant through the 3-21 Foundation to the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) and school districts across Massachusetts. Within schools, she collaborates with school teams in a direct consultation/coaching role to support districts in the ever-evolving process of developing individualized educational programs for students with complex educational needs. Through the MDSC, she transitioned from the role of Education Director to Education Consultant where her primary goal is to support families and education professionals by providing information and resources around the best practices for educating students with Down syndrome and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. In addition, she has been involved with the Learning Program Boston/3-21 Foundation since September 2009, engaging closely with students, staff and families to design and implement monthly social and educational monthly programs designed for students with Down syndrome. Prior to her work at the MDSC and 3-21 Foundation, Maureen worked for 17 years in public school settings in a variety of roles in general and special education including classroom teacher and Inclusion Specialist. She holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Wheelock College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Elementary Education from Stonehill College.
Presented by Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress in partnership with Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action Trade Association.
MDSC members are eligible for a $10 discount or a scholarship - contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
DSAIA members are eligible for a $10 discount. View the Discount Code section under the Members Resources tab to retrieve your code.
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