Thank you for joining us in March at MDSC’s 38th Annual VIRTUAL Conference, where we once again shined a spotlight on the latest innovative research.
Hundreds of viewers tuned in, starting with our Friday Night Opening Ceremony launch emceed by Lauren Beckham Falcone of the WROR Morning Show and featuring accomplished musician Sujeet Desai, the first person with Down syndrome to play Carnegie Hall. Then, over the weekend, we offered a broad array of sessions for people with Down syndrome, their family members, health care professionals and educators, featuring the latest research findings and timely information from national and local experts on a range of topics related to Down syndrome.
Sessions included LIVE Interactive Workshops, Specialty Workshops, On-Demand Workshops and a Self-Advocate Track, and the conference will be centered around MDSC’s 2022 theme: Building an Inclusive Future We Can All Believe In!
Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, the National Down Syndrome Society.
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.