Course Description

Open a box of crayons and look inside. What are you likely to see? Colours, a wonderful array of colours! There may be a few blues but each one is unique and needed to create a masterpiece. Take out the blue and no more sky! Now, go one step further and add in a few special crayons. Perhaps one that will draw rainbows or swirls or maybe one that only draws smiles! Would you want a box like that? For me, the answer is a resounding "Yes!" This module has been adapted from the document Educator Package: A Guide to Inclusive Education for Children with Down syndrome.

Canadian Down Syndrome Society

The Canadian Down Syndrome Society is a national non-profit organization providing information, advocacy and education about Down syndrome. The CDSS supports self-advocates, parents and families through all stages of life. Their mission is empower Canadians with Down syndrome and their families. We raise awareness and provide information on Down syndrome through the prenatal, early childhood, school years, adulthood, and retirement stages of life.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Including Children With Down Syndrome

    • Can a Crayon Talk?

    • What is Down Syndrome?

    • Talking About Down Syndrome

    • Reflection

    • Medical Information

    • Professionals Involved in Support of Children with Down Syndrome

    • Inclusive Education

    • Reflection: Integration or Inclusion?

    • What Are The Benefits?

    • Promoting Inclusion Through Socialization

    • Supporting Children With Down Syndrome

    • Transition Planning

    • Reflection: Transitions

    • PLANS For Successful Transition

    • Challenging Behaviours

    • In A Nutshell

  • 2

    Module Completion

    • Module Summary

  • 3

    Resources

    • Sample Transition Planning Guide

    • National Resources

Reviews

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karen sprague

Very interesting and very good points thank you

Very interesting and very good points thank you

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Unique Paths: Children with Down Syndrome

Lilia Cruz

A great opportunity to learn and know more about children with down syndrome. Inclusion is very important as well as strategies in handling transition.

A great opportunity to learn and know more about children with down syndrome. Inclusion is very important as well as strategies in handling transition.

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Huihui Fan

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Easy to know what the topic is about

Zarmina Rahmani

Really easy to follow which I liked. It was informative and words I could understand and situation I could relate to.

Really easy to follow which I liked. It was informative and words I could understand and situation I could relate to.

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Ivy Narag

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courtney haviland

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Children with Down Syndrome

Jenny Lin

This course give me get more idea to deal with down syndrome child.Also I learn many way to help down syndrome children manage transitions.

This course give me get more idea to deal with down syndrome child.Also I learn many way to help down syndrome children manage transitions.

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Unique Paths: Children With Down Syndrome

Rebecca Roosdahl

I felt this course was full of important information laid out in a concise and understandable way. The tips for inclusion and teaching ideas were helpful.

I felt this course was full of important information laid out in a concise and understandable way. The tips for inclusion and teaching ideas were helpful.

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Maria Iankova

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Afua Pabi

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Deborah Boyles

I learned a lot of new material in one hour!

I learned a lot of new material in one hour!

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Children with Down Syndrome

Valarie Dore

I learned some things today, which after more than 30 years in the ECE field, is a good thing! Informative and relevant! - Val Doré

I learned some things today, which after more than 30 years in the ECE field, is a good thing! Informative and relevant! - Val Doré

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Informative and engaging

Wanda Wheadon

I found Unique Paths: Children With Down Syndrome to be very informative and easy to understand. Not only did the course inform me about Down Syndrome ,it a...

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I found Unique Paths: Children With Down Syndrome to be very informative and easy to understand. Not only did the course inform me about Down Syndrome ,it also gave me wonderful ideas to apply in my day to day routine to ensure Inclusion is never over looked. Have recommended to fellow co-workers as well

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