Techniques for Success  

The Techniques for Success (TFS) conference provides practical strategies for educating students with Down syndrome and those with other special needs. The 8th TFS conference will be held on November 12, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg with all new topics and speakers. Details will be posted as they become available and registration will open in early September 2016.

Speaker and topic highlights for 2016 include: 

  • “A Self Advocate Perspective” by Madison Essig, the first-ever student with Down syndrome to graduate with a Standard Diploma from DC Public Schools, along with her mother Kimberly Templeton and and her former history teacher, Eden McCauslin
  • “Positive Behavior Strategies in the Classroom” by Dr. Dan Shapiro 
  • "Supporting Inclusion through Universal Design for Learning " by Lisa Carey

TFS is co-hosted by the Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County (DSNMC) and the Family Resource, Information and Education Network for Down Syndrome (F.R.I.E.N.D.S.) of Frederick County.