See Me Beautiful Conference 2016

Back to the Basics – Educating Students with
Down Syndrome & Taking Care of  YOU

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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Down Syndrome – Providing the Optimum Learning Experience

Featuring Lorraine Baydack & Lori Lester

Like all students, children born with Down syndrome bring many gifts to our classrooms and enrich the lives of those they touch. They also face unique challenges in learning that need to be understood if they are to reach their full potential both academically and socially. In this presentation we will discuss the common learning challenges that students with Down syndrome face and provide strategies to help overcome these challenges. We will also discuss different ways to promote inclusion in the classroom, school and commաity. The strategies discussed will maximize learning and reduce challenging behaviour.

lbLorraine received her M.Ed. from Colorado State University, and loved her 38 years as an Early Years’ Teacher and Resource Teacher. She gained a wealth of practical knowledge from the children, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language clinicians, behaviour specialists, and other wonderful colleagues who crossed her path. Lorraine has coached teachers and educational assistants, participated in the development of Individual Education Plans and guided their implementation, and presented at various local conferences. Lorraine is also the immediate Past President of the Manitoba Down Syndrome Society. She has initiated many projects for MDSS over the years, including this annual conference. Lorraine brings to the table not only the educator perspective, but also the parent perspective. Her super cool son Ryan, age 25, was born with Down syndrome and developed Type 1 diabetes at age 3.

llLori received her bachelor of Education in 1987 from the University of Manitoba. She has taught all grade levels from preschool to high school, with the majority of her time spent in early years education. Lori and her husband were blessed with two fantastic daughters the second of which was born in 2003 with Down syndrome. It is at this time Lori became a full time advocate for her own daughter and people with Down syndrome and their families. She has presented to resource teachers, clinicians, teachers, educational assistants, and students of all ages. She has been this conference organizer for the past ten years. Lori has a passion to see all students reach their potential in all aspects.


ssBring Your ‘A’ Game to Work and Life!

Featuring Stephanie Staples

Award Winning Inspirational Speaker/Life Coach, Author, Radio Host, Entrepreneur & more (click here to learn more)

With an eclectic background that combines learnings from nursing, journalism, fitness and communications Stephanie brings high-energy, interactive, fun and relevant programs to groups across North America!

If you have ever been tired, overwhelmed, stressed and it’s not even lunch time yet, you will need to hear this presentation. When you spend your life caring for, supporting others and helping others eventually something has to give and it’s often the caregiver! Stephanie has burnt out and bounced back and she knows firsthand that we can only do good if we feel good and we can only feel good if we are willing to look at our lives beyond our work. Journey on this two part, high energy, no holds barred presentation as Stephanie peels the layers back and exposes not only what you need to do to achieve uncommon success in your life and livelihood but how to do it!

Participants will:
• Learn 5 ‘A’ Principles for a life of success & significance
• Have new tactics to increase resiliency
• Gain ideas for improving relationships, managing stress and improving communication & work-life balance


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