Stepping Stones DS offers a range of subsidised training courses for parents and professionals
Our courses aim to support those who work with children with Down Syndrome as well as parents and families. We try to promote a team approach to education and often see parents and professionals attending training alongside one another.
Training and Development
Stepping Stones organises a range of training workshops that help to open doors for our children and young people. We view this training as an investment in their future through sharing knowledge, information and support. Our workshops are open to families, schools, medical professionals and anyone with a desire to learn more about Down syndrome. We are lucky to work with some of the world’s leading speakers and trainers and we heavily subsidise the training workshops to make them accessible to all.
How to Book
Places can be booked by emailing email@example.com Please let us know the course titles, how many places you would like to book, your contact details and how you would like to pay. Payment can be made on the day, via BACS or we can issue an invoice. If an invoice is required, please do let us know.
Venue: Training sessions will take place in Fleet, however the exact venue depends on the number of delegates attending and will be confirmed nearer the time.
Cost: All of the below courses are charged at £15 per member and £25 per non-member. This is with the exception of the 2 part sessions on 5th & 6th November – these will be charged at £10 (member)/£15 (non-member) for a half day and £20 (member)/£30 (non-member) for a full day.
Please note – we provide tea/coffee but do not provide lunch so packed lunches will be required.
|3rd October 2018||09:30-14:30||Differentiation and assessment for children with Down syndrome (Junior & Senior)||Delivered by Becky Baxter of LETS Go!|
|11th October 2018||09:30-14:30||Down Syndrome & Autism Spectrum Disorder (Dual Diagnosis) Part 2||Delivered by Leela Baksi of Symbol UK|
|November 2018||date TBC||Developing Literacy Skills For Pupils With Down Syndrome||Delivered by Lucy Clarke &/or Julie Knight of Inclusively Down|
|5th November 2018||09:30-12:00||Getting the most from your iPad & special iApps: Early Years & KS1||Delivered by Amanda Glennon of IT (Inclusive Teaching) Matters|
|5th November 2018||12:30-15:00||An Introduction to Numicon: Early Years & KS1||Delivered by Amanda Glennon of IT (Inclusive Teaching) Matters|
|6th November 2018||09:30-12:00||Getting the most from your iPad & special iApps: KS2 & Beyond||Delivered by Amanda Glennon of IT (Inclusive Teaching) Matters|
|6th November 2018||12:30-15:00||An Introduction to Numicon: KS2 & Beyond||Delivered by Amanda Glennon of IT (Inclusive Teaching) Matters|
|February 2019||date TBC||Developing Numeracy Skills For Pupils With Down Syndrome||Delivered by Lucy Clarke &/or Julie Knight of Inclusively Down|
|13th February 2019||09:30-14:30||Promoting the development of pre-school children with Down syndrome (Birth to school age)||Delivered by Becky Baxter of LETS Go!|
|1st May 2019||09:30-14:30||Speech, Language and Communication (Primary and Secondary)||Delivered by Becky Baxter of LETS Go!|
|9th May 2019||09:30-14:30||Sexuality & Relationships – KS2 and beyond||Delivered by Vik Ralfs|
|26th June 2019||09:30-14:30||School Starters – An Introduction to Down Syndrome||Delivered by Becky Baxter of LETS Go!|
We are in the process of finalising our training dates for the 2018-19 school year and hope to have a full programme brochure with you very soon. The brochure will provide overviews of each of the sessions along with a brief biography from each of the trainers. In the meanwhile, the dates above are for your information – you are welcome to make a booking at this stage
You can sign up to our Training Distribution List here
Booking Details and FAQs
Who can come?
All courses are open to families, schools, medical professionals and anyone with a desire to learn more about Down syndrome.
Can I bring my child?
Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate children at our training courses.
How do we book?
Bookings should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and payment can be made on the day or invoices can be issued. Please note that Stepping Stones DS is run by volunteers so we will respond to emails as soon as we can.