Practical Workshops

Learning is fun!

Joan enjoys creating workshops filled with engaging activities that promote learning for parents, health care professionals, teachers, support providers, and self-advocates. Workshops with Joan are not spectator events! Joan demonstrates the power of Universal Design for Learning to reach every type of learner. To do this, Joan designs every workshop or keynote presentation specifically for the audience. In other words, every presentation receives a personal touch so information is as practical and easy-to-use as possible.


Keep up with Joan's presentation schedule for 2011.

The following is a list of her most requested topics.

(All topics are for people with or without Down syndrome and related disabilities.)

See “About Joan” for a copy of Joan’s resume and presentation vitae.

Bridget tries crab legs



  • Help! My Child is a Picky Eater!
  • Food, Feeding & Family: The Early Years

  • Food, Feeding, & Family: School Age and Beyond
  • Food, Feeding, Family….Freedom! (The Adult Years)

  • Nutrition 101 for Health Care Professionals
  • Health Literacy for People with Intellectual Disabilities


cooking fun

  • Creating Successful Mealtimes
  • Healthful Lifestyles for People with Down syndrome and Related Disabilities
  • Tools for the Nutrition Toolbox: Best Practices for Working with People with Down Syndrome and Related Disabilities (for health care professionals)
  • Nutrition Related Concerns for People with Down Syndrome
  • If A Picture Paints 1000 Words, Why Settle for One?
    (The power of visual strategies)
Expand Your Palate
  • Survivor: Nutrition!
  • Expand Your Palate (a hands-on experience)
Click here for Joan's presentation calendar.

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