Virtual Conference, March 26th & 27th, 2022, with the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress.
2022 Conference details TBA.
* The 2022 Key Note Speaker will be Sujeet Desai. Sujeet is a Musician, Motivational Speaker, First Individual with Down Syndrome to Play at Carnegie Hall. . Sujeet has mastered more than 7 musical instruments – b-flat and bass clarinets, alto saxophone, violin, trumpet, piano and drums – and has received numerous awards for his musical accomplishments.
* In 2015, Sujeet became the first person with Down syndrome to perform at the prestigious Carnegie Hall, where he received a standing ovation.
* He has received a President’s Award in Singapore, Dubai and Trinidad and has performed for audiences in 40 states and 15 countries.
* In addition to the keynote address, Sujeet will give an exclusive musical performance during the live launch ceremony.
The 2022 conference also features a broad array of live interactive workshops, specialty workshops, and a self-advocate track.
* The conference also features dozens of sessions for people with Down syndrome, their family members, health care professionals and educators.
* These sessions will feature the latest research findings and timely information from national and local experts on a range of topics related to Down syndrome.
Fees apply, registration is required to the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress https://mdscconference.org/ or contact 781-221-0024.
PAST CONFERENCE TOPICS.
THE 2021 CONFERENCE FEATURED:
- Opening celebration
- Sponsor and exhibitor galleries
- Recorded presentations
- Live, interactive workshops
Topics will include:
- What You Need to Know about COVID-19 and Down Syndrome
- LIVE WORKSHOP – 1% Better: A Chat with Chris Nikic on Reaching Your Full Potential
Chris Nikic, Ironman 140.6, Special Olympics Ambassador, Public Speaker, High School Graduate
- Keeping Children and Adolescents with Down Syndrome Healthy: All the Medical Updates that Parents Need to Know
- Care for the Givers: A Gentle and Restorative Yoga Offering
- Spending, Saving and Personal Innovations
- Behavioral Therapy For Children with Down Syndrome: Advocacy and Research Updates
- New Parents: Sharing Our Stories
- Tapping Into Creativity
- The Evolving Landscape of Down Syndrome Associated Alzheimer’s Disease
- Grandparents Share and Connect
- Stronger Together Siblings: A Workshop for Brothers and Sisters (ages 8-18) of Individuals who have Down Syndrome
- Game Night!
- Congress and the Health Research Agenda
- Music and Movement
- Unified Fitness Session
- Mental Health Causes for Behavior Change during a Pandemic in Adolescents and Adults with Down Syndrome
- D.A.D.S. (Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome) – Sharing and Connecting
- Breastfeeding Babies with Down Syndrome
- Healthy Communication: Managing Stress and Tips to Stay Calm
- Connecting Families to Research that INCLUDEs Them: Advancing Down Syndrome Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Crafting Slam Style Stories
- Creative Writing with Jillian and Kate
- Translating Down Syndrome Neuroscience Research
- Dance Party with DJ Dan’o!
- Down Syndrome Clinic to You (DSC2U): A New Virtual Clinic for All Families
- Educational Rights and Advocacy for Students with Down Syndrome During Covid-19
- Health Care for Adults with Down Syndrome
- Planning for Employment During a Pandemic: If Not Now, When?
- Planning for the Future
- Teaching Children with Disabilities to Read During a Pandemic
- Teaching Children with Disabilities to Write During a Pandemic
- Using Sign-Supported Speech with Children with Down Syndrome
- Wellbeing for the Mind, Body and Wallet: Tips for Professional, Physical and Financial Health
- What We Know About Down Syndrome and Autism: Common Questions and the Latest Research
- Working at Home on Language Skills During the School Years: First Grade to Middle School