Exceptional Educators

The Exceptional Educators Program gives teachers the tools that will help children with Down syndrome develop their full potential. It provides on-going assistance to educators of children with Down syndrome throughout the school year. The Exceptional Educators Program has trained over 500 Palm Beach County Educators since 2011.

The Exceptional Educators Program is

  • An all-day annual educator workshop 
  • Free to educators
  • Offered at the beginning of every school year
  • Conducted in an interactive format where participants are encouraged to ask questions and share real-life experience 

Modules covering:

  • Down Syndrome 101: Practical Solutions for Educating Students with Down Syndrome
  • Accessing the General Education Curriculum
  • Curriculum Modifications for your student with Down Syndrome 
  • Getting the Behaviors You Want from Your Student with Down Syndrome

The Exceptional Educators Program is a partnership between the School District of Palm Beach County and the Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization

Exceptional Educators is part of the Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization Education Program, which along with the Learning Program and Educational Advocacy, gives parents the tools to help their children achieve academic and social success.

Programs

Information and Support

"Talk Abouts"

Educates families through workshops, structured support groups, Face Book support groups and telephone and in-person consultations 

Best Start

Newborns through Pre-K

Offers new parents information, education, connections, support and programs 

The Learning Program

Children and Teens

Gives parents the tools to navigate their children’s educational and life issues while kids work on their reading, math, social and life skills 

Educational Advocacy

Ages 2 ½ to 22

Provides families with an experienced advocate free of charge to help manage IEPs, classroom placements and more so that children can thrive in a learning environment tailored to their needs.

The Exceptional Educators Program

Trains classroom teachers, paras, school administrators and school district staff to be the most effective educators for children with Down syndrome.

Adult Enrichment Programs

Ages 18+

Encourages adults to continue to learn and create through activities that develop social skills, literacy, self-advocacy and a healthy lifestyle

Social Activities for All Ages

Because sometimes we just want to have fun!

The DownRight ExtraOrdinary Walk

Committed to raising community awareness of the abilities of people with Down syndrome for over a quarter of a century!