National Down Syndrome Congress 46th Annual convention (July 12-15)

NDSC Convention Volunteer Recruitment Flyer

JULY 12 – 15, 2018
The National Down Syndrome Congress 46th Annual Convention is coming to Dallas! We
expect over 3000 attendees and require the support of over 400 volunteers to make it
successful! With help from our local hosts, the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas, the Down
Syndrome Partnership of North Texas, and the Green Oaks School, we are recruiting
volunteers for a fun and rewarding weekend.
To provide the best convention experience for over 600 youth & adults with Down syndrome,
we need extensive volunteer support over the three days. No previous experience is necessary
just a desire to interact directly with people with Down syndrome and a willingness to have
fun! Most importantly is support for our Youth & Adults Conference and Kids’ Camp.
Volunteers for the Youth & Adults Conference lead a group of eight individuals with Down
syndrome ages 15 and older in activities and workshops planned and presented by their peers.
Volunteers for Kids’ Camp assist children ages 6 months to 14 years while they participate in
crafts, games, and educational activities. During this time, their parents participate in the
General Convention.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age for Y&A and 16 years for Kids’ Camp. Volunteer
days/times are below:
Kids’ Camp
Friday, July 13 7:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Friday, July 13 12:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 14 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 14 2:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Sunday, July 15 7:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Youth & Adults Conference
Friday, July 13 12:45 p.m.– 3:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 14 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Sunday, July 15 7:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
There are also volunteer opportunities available in registration, the Educator Conference,
Brothers & Sisters Conference, as a session host, or as a floater. Bilingual volunteers are
needed in all areas. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please visit the volunteer
registration website at or the NDSC convention
website at For more information about
volunteering, please contact Jean Jewell or Leigh Weedman at or 817.861.5000.

Legacy Christian Academy Special Ed and Diagnostician Position

Legacy Christian Academy in Frisco, TX is looking for some prospective applicants for 2 new openings in our Legacy Learning Center.

 High School Special Education teacher

Lower School Teacher and Diagnostician 

We would also welcome an LSSP for the diagnostician position as well.

Our Legacy Learning Center Director is Holly Hammond at:

Students can apply online at:

LLC Diagnostician Job Description LLC Upper School Teacher Job Description LSSP Job Description

Data Collector Opportunity (Bilingual, hourly position)

Project name:
ISIP Spanish Validity Study

About the project:
Dr. Leanne Ketterlin Geller, Professor from SMU’s Department of Education Policy & Leadership, is leading the research study: ISIP Spanish Validity Study. The overall purpose of the study is to gather evidence, through comparisons with other nationally recognized assessments (FastBridge, Aprenda, and IGDIS) about the validity of the ISIP Spanish Reading Assessment. Over the course of this school year, we will collaborate with participating elementary schools and Imagination Station, Inc. (Istation) as part of the project. We will work with students in Pre-K through grade 5.

Prerequisite skills:
• Bilingual (English, Spanish)
• Experience working with children
• Excellent organizational skills
• Dependable, reliable and responsible
• Bachelor’s degree (preferred)
• Available to work at least 1 day per week from 8:30-3:00

Timeline for data collection:
Phase 2: March 19 – May 31

Participating schools:
You will be working with elementary schools in our area, such as Mesquite ISD, Garland ISD, McKinney ISD.

Data collection measures:
Your main role will be to administer Spanish reading measures to participating students; however, we may ask you to observe some of these ISIP testing sessions. You will be trained on how to administer the reading assessments.

Hourly rate: $15.00

If you are interested, please send an email to Martha Lozano at and CC: Elisa Gallegos at