Down Syndrome Conference: Empowering Ourselves for a Brighter Future

March 17, 2014 Updated Mar 17, 2014 at 3:45 PM EDT
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Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

May 3, 2014 at 8:00 AM until 3:45 AM

Location: St. Mary's High School, 142 Laverack Avenue, Lancaster NY 14086

Phone: 716-832-9334

Email: dspgwny@gmail.com

Link: http://www.dspgwny.org

Event Description

March 17, 2014 Updated Mar 17, 2014 at 3:45 PM EDT

Join us for guest speakers, great workshop topics, interaction with other parents,
friends, agency members and MORE!
Tentative breakout topics:
Intro to OPWDD’s Services and the Front Door System, Sexuality – Public vs. Private & Keeping Kids Safe, An Intro to Social Skills Programs, 10 Advocacy Strategies Everyone Should Know, Hot New Apps – Using Technology for Speech, Intro to Special Ed Services and CPSE/CSE, Pathways to Graduation – A Transition to Adulthood, Handwriting & Keyboarding – Occupational Therapy, Self Advocate – Carrie Bergeron, Redefining the Reality of Down Syndrome: Baby’s First Year

Keynote Speaker ‐ Dr. Brian Skotko
A Board‐certified medical geneticist and Co‐Director of the Down Syndrome Program at Massachusetts General Hospital,Dr. Skotko has dedicated his professional energies toward children with cognitive and development disabilities. In 2001 he co‐authored the national award‐winning book, Common Threads: Celebrating Life with Down Syndrome and, most recently, Fasten Your Seatbelt: A Crash Course on Down Syndrome for Brothers and Sisters.

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