External Conference

State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Ed. & Individuals with ID

This popular conference of 300+ participants provides opportunities for colleges and universities, researchers, program staff, parents and self-advocates to learn about the current state of research and practice in the field, and to network with each other. Panels that include faculty and staff from postsecondary education initiatives, parents, self-advocates, and other experts, share effective practices during break-out sessions with opportunities for group discussion.

AHEAD annual conference

Now in its 41st year, Equity & Excellence: Access in Higher Education draws approximately 1,500 participants from around the world for a week of extraordinary professional development and networking. Presenters and participants come from diverse fields, including education, technology, law, scholarship, and government, but share a common interest in fostering equitable higher education experiences for disabled individuals.

National Down Syndrome Congress

Each year, thousands of people from across the globe attend the NDSC Annual Convention. For most, it’s to hear the latest information from world-renowned experts. PARENTS, come and learn from the best, as internationally known experts come to Sacramento to share their knowledge across the life span of individuals with DS. SELF ADVOCATES, join together with over 300 friends from across the world to learn, share, become empowered and have an amazing time! SIBLINGS, come and share and learn alongside peers, from each other, as well as from professionals.