Returning in person for the first time in five years, we are thrilled to celebrate MDSC’s 40th Anniversary UnstoppABLE Conference on March 23, where we will mark our organization and community’s four decades of Building Brighter Tomorrows!

With participants coming from across New England and beyond, we are excited to bring together over 500 individuals — our incredible self advocates with Down syndrome, as well as parents and caretakers, grandparents and siblings, health care professionals, educators and others — to hear the latest research findings and timely information from regional and national experts on the full range of topics as it relates to Down syndrome.

Our 40th Anniversary Conference will put a particular focus on the state of research in Down syndrome, including innovative clinical trials, studies and initiatives across the country which promise to improve the lives of people with Down syndrome. Throughout the day, you will have access to dozens of expert-led sessions, each providing invaluable information and resources for all attendees — families with young children through adulthood, educators, medical professionals, siblings, and, of course, self advocates.

Join us March 23 as we bring our UnstoppABLE: 40 Years of Building Brighter Tomorrows theme to life even beyond the presentations, by connecting with old and new friends, sharing our individual and collective journeys, and taking stock of all the countless victories — small and large — that exemplify our community’s resilience over the past four decades.

The 40th Anniversary Conference represents a true milestone for the MDSC community and we hope to see you there!

Personalized Tracks

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.

Specialty Workshops

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.

Education Workshops

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.