Education Professionals


Joanie Elfers, School Age Matters Coordinator - Joanie has expertise in a variety of school topics. At no charge to families, she is available to attend school meetings, assist in IEP planning and work with educational professionals to achieve a desired goal. Joanie also engages with schools to provide valuable information, create connections, and expand the impact of our work and support. She is available to do "Peer Presentations" in the classroom setting to enhance both the students and teacher’s understanding of Down syndrome.

Inclusive Strategies for the General Education Teacher (PDF)

Facts about Down syndrome (PDF)

Common Strengths and Challenges of Individuals with Down syndrome (PDF)