External Conference

2019 NDSS Adult Summit

Our 2nd Annual NDSS Down Syndrome Adult Summit will cover important and critical topics for all adults with Down syndrome. Speakers and topics will align with NDSS’ robust, comprehensive programs and pillars – including healthcare/research, inclusive education, community integration, economic self-sufficiency as well as employment and our NDSS #DSWORKS® Campaign. Aging-related changes and health issues, including Alzheimer’s disease, will also be covered.

2019 Disability Policy Seminar

The Disability Policy Seminar is the premier event that cultivates champions on Capitol Hill and advances the grassroots movement for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). For over 40 years, this unique seminar has offered the opportunity for passionate advocates, self-advocates, experts, and professionals in the field to come together and learn about key issues.

National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) Annual Convention

This is the 47th NDSC Annual Convention. With extensive programming and opportunities for networking, learning, and more, this convention offers general sessions, social events, and learning opportunities for parents, professionals, siblings, and self-advocates. New this year is a College Fair on Friday for self-advocates and their families to learn about college options.

Visit the NDSC Convention website to learn more about the schedule of events, accommodations, and more.

AHEAD Equity & Excellence 2019 Conference

AHEAD's 42nd annual, international conference will draw 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. Join us in Boston! OR, if you cannot make it to Boston: the conference Opening Plenary address and 20 concurrent sessions will be streamed live during the week.