“Courtney is a phenomenal guest speaker!  She is informative and engaging when providing the facts, but personal and emotional when talking about her experience in having a child with Down Syndrome.  Courtney is a wealth of information and is incredibly accessible and personal.  She is one of the most caring and optimistic people that I have met and her light shines when she speaks.  She is a great example to parents of children with special needs, as well as to professionals that work with children with special needs.  I feel blessed that she was able to share her knowledge with my class!”


DSACK is always striving to build relationships within the educational community. DSACK has several accomplished, dynamic speakers who are available to speak on a variety of topics including: educational outreach, inclusion, peer presentations, communication tips, and other topics related to Down syndrome. Self-advocates with Down syndrome can also be requested to speak at your event. For more information, please contact DSACK at dsack.org@gmail.com.

Educational Outreach

We believe the best way to break down barriers and encourage inclusiveness in our schools and community is by being open and honest about Down syndrome, explaining the ways people with Down syndrome may be different, and also pointing out the many ways people with Down syndrome are more alike than different. Throughout the year, we visit schools and universities around Central Kentucky, providing peer presentations that are fun and interactive.  
We customize each peer presentation according to age and the needs of the school and/or classroom. Our presentations dovetail beautifully with core academics related to biology, history, and humanities. Annually, we present to more than 1,000 students ranging in age from preschool to advance degree-seeking students. We would love to visit your school! To schedule a presentation, contact dsack.org@gmail.com or call 859-494-7809. As with all of our programs and services, peer presentations are free because we LOVE sharing about the amazing people we know who just happen to have an extra chromosome.

Peer Presentations