2017 See Me Beautiful Parent and Educator Conference

See Me Beautiful 2017

 The 20th Annual Conference on

Educating Students with Down Syndrome

 Thursday, November 2, 2017


If you have welcomed a child with Down syndrome into your diverse classroom community and you want ensure that you provide an environment and programming that will maximize learning, you are going to LOVE this conference!  The focus for the day will be LEARNING and BEHAVIOUR.  We encourage participation of both educators and parents in this wonderful opportunity to learn and collaborate together.

The day will provide information about how Down syndrome may influence the way your student learns, as well as practical strategies for ensuring the child has the best chance of reaching his/her full potential in your classroom.  You will learn valuable tips and tricks for motivation, reducing distractions, and adapting curriculum.  Our presenter will explore the behaviours and learning styles that are common to many children with Down syndrome and provide strategies to promote positive appropriate behaviours.  She will touch on the importance of daily communication with parents and how to keep it flowing.

Featuring Barb Drummond

Barb comes to us from Peace River, Alberta, where she and her husband are raising their 4 wonderful children.  Clark, her youngest, was born with Down syndrome.  Barb has become ‘a mom on a mission’ advocating for best practice programming for her son, and sharing her insight with as many educators and parents as possible. Barb loves cutting-edge techniques and programs that strengthen brain function.

Barb completed her Bachelor Degree in Education in 1989 and went on to be an Award-Winning Educator.  She has taught children from K-9, and also worked as an administrator.  Barb won the “Who Makes School Cool Award” in June 2000. She was also awarded the Alberta Teacher Excellence Award in 2004 with Provincial Recognition. Barb was a guest panelist on the “Let’s Talk Show” for the Women in the North Conference held in April 2016 in Peace River and most recently presented at the Canadian Down Syndrome Society Conference in Banff in May of 2017.
Barb wants to live in a world filled with inclusive education, access to essential services, books that come bundled with mint chocolate bar, and a killer cup of coffee, along with the ability to eat plain rippled chips and dip that have zero calories. Barb’s future plans are to write a book, obtain her Master’s degree, and learn how to take naps.

This conference is generously supported by Community Living Manitoba who received funding from the Government of Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada under the Social Development Projects for People with Disabilities Program.

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