Date: Tues, July 30th
Time: 1p ET/10a PT
Cost: $25 (Free for DSAIA members!)
Learn how to plan for and facilitate a "Back to School Workshop". Attendees will not only learn how to promote the event, but will also learn how to present the actual information during the workshop. Krissy Crites, Executive Director of the Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society, will help attendees understand how to present to both parents and to the educators preparing to have a child with Down syndrome in their classroom.
Attendees will be provided with many ideas to share at the workshop such as: how to create an IEP tool-kit, the importance of a Getting to Know Me book and how to develop one with the help of your child, creating a communication log, what the educator can do to support the student and foster friendships, and more. This presentation is perfect for small or new organizations who have never facilitated a workshop such as this or who want to update their presentation.
Presented by Krissy Crites:
Krissy Crites holds a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and a minor in Psychology. She worked for the Paris Independent School District and taught in grades Kindergarten, Head-Start, Pre-K Special Education, and the Fourth Grade Behavior Unit.
Krissy became involved with the Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society in 2007 as a volunteer teacher in their Play 2 Learn Program. Since becoming Executive Director of the Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society, Krissy has worked closely with her board of directors to increase the funds raised at their annual fundraisers and has purchased a 7300 square foot building to expand their current REACH (Reaching Expectations and Creating Hope) programs.
Krissy is a member of the Education and Training Committee, the Conference Committee, and the Gaps in the Map Committee of Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action. She lives in Powderly Texas with her husband of 14 yrs, Jimmy, and their three children; Katelyn (13, born with special needs), Wesley (10), and James (3).