The Down Syndrome Association of Toronto (DSAT)

Webinar: Problem Behaviors in Individuals with DS-ASD


This FREE webinar is for parents, educators, nonprofit leaders, therapists, medical providers - anyone who interacts with adults or children with a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and autism spectrum disorder.

This webinar will cover:

  • Why problem behavior occurs.
  • How some of your interactions with an individual can unintentionally increase problem behavior.
  • How to change your interactions so that problem behavior decreases and appropriate behavior increases
  • Building rapport with an individual so that you can be an effective change agent in the person’s life.
  • Teaching replacement behaviors to decrease problem behavior and increase appropriate behavior.
  • Using social stories to teach new skills so that the person will not need to use problem behavior.

Presenter: Sam Towers, M.Ed., owner of Towers Behavior Services, LLC is a behavior analyst who has spent 25 years providing services to individuals with disabilities who exhibit problem behavior. In addition, he has served as a special educator and has trained special education teachers at the University of Kentucky. Towers has a Master’s Degree in special education from the University of Northern Colorado and has completed three years of post-master’s training at the University of Kentucky. In addition, Towers has authored the chapter “Addressing Problem Behaviors in Individuals with DS-ASD” in the book When Down Syndrome and Autism Intersect.

Click here to register.


Dear New and Expectant Parents

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Have you received a Down syndrome diagnosis or positive prenatal test?  

Are you wondering what life will be like?

Connect with our DSAT peer support network



World Down Syndrome Day

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The Toronto sign at City Hall will be lit up all day for World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st!

We encourage everyone to go and take pictures with the sign.



PAL Programs

Keeping with the importance of building social networks, DSAT is extremely excited to offer our new "DSAT PAL (Play and Learn) Programs". The PAL programs will offer various events and activities to help develop and nurture a social network while learning and having fun with peers.

PAL 03 (Ages 0 to 3)

PAL 05 (Ages 0 to 5)

PAL 612 (Ages 6 to 12)

PAL 1319 (Ages 13 to 19)


Programs Calendar

Programs List

21 Mar 2019 08:00 – 22:00

22 Mar 2019 18:30 – 20:30

23 Mar 2019 12:00 – 13:00

24 Mar 2019 11:00 – 12:00

24 Mar 2019 11:00 – 15:00

27 Mar 2019 19:00 – 20:00

29 Mar 2019 19:30 – 21:30

30 Mar 2019 12:00 – 13:00

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is made up of representatives from various special needs group within each school board. DSAT has principle member and alternate. There are representatives on both the public and separate board. The SEAC meets once a month with the superintendent of special education to discuss concerns regarding education.

SEAC is governed through legislation the Education Act. It is recognized by the boards as a powerful group of concerned members who are acting in the best interests of students with special needs.

If you need any help with the public or separate board, please email us at or call us at 416-966-0990

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