Each March, just after World Down Syndrome Day, MDSC brings together hundreds of people with Down syndrome, their family members, health care professionals and educators from across New England for our Annual Conference. Participants gather to hear the latest research findings and important information from national and local experts on a range of topics related to Down syndrome.
Now, for the first time since 2019, our Annual Conference will be BACK IN PERSON, just in time for our 40TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE!
Join us to learn about the latest research on such topics as nutrition and physical fitness, education, clinical care, technology, behavior, Alzheimer’s disease, research studies and much more.
In 2024, we’re thrilled to once again bring our community together to soak up the latest information from national and local experts AND to celebrate the rich lives of ALL our loved ones with Down syndrome. There will be sure to be something for everyone!
Stay tuned for registration opening in early 2024
General Session Workshops
Parents, family members and professionals learned from expert speakers about how to help individuals with Down syndrome acquire the necessary skills to lead fuller, healthier, more independent lives.
Self Advocate Workshops
Teens and adults with Down syndrome age 13 and older gathered virtually and had an opportunity to network and share experiences, strengthen their self-advocacy skills, and learn about the importance of leading a healthy life and building meaningful relationships.
Workshops led by and designed for unique groups, including grandparents, new parents, siblings, caregivers, and more. Created a forum for sharing stories and learning the importance of advocacy.
Educators and parents learned best practices for educating students with Down syndrome in an inclusive classroom, as well as the benefits of inclusion for all learners.