The DSAGSL hosts a variety of workshops, conferences, and seminars throughout the year in partnership with other community agencies. Get more information and register for our upcoming workshops below!

  • Down Syndrome Education Specialist

A four part class for educators and para-professionals about how to provide individuals with Down syndrome the best educational experience possible.  Hear about the latest tools and strategies for working with students with Down syndrome.  If you’re interested in attending just one of the four part classes, please contact  Click here for more information!

  • Ready2Work Employment Summit

Thursday, September 7, 2017
The Purser Center at Logan University

The DSAGSL invited businesses from across the region to the 2017 Ready to Work Employment Summit featuring Debra Ruh, Global Inclusion Strategist. Hiring Managers, CEOs, and HR Professionals learned more about

  • The benefits of hiring individuals with disabilities
  • Corporate strategies and branding to leverage a disability-inclusive workforce
  • Relevant disability law and tax incentives
  • Employment market trends and opportunities for employers

In the afternoon session, we invited parents and disability professionals to join us in discussing how to best build relationships with employers and create long-term employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

The Ready to Work Employment Initiative is a very important to DSAGSL.  Click here for more information about what else DSA is doing to help find individuals with Down syndrome meaningful employment.

Thank you to our sponsors of the 2017 Summit!

  • Healthy Future: The Physical & Mental Well-being of Adults with Down Syndrome

Saturday, August 5, 2017
Emerson Auditorium- Institute for Health Education

This workshop, sponsored by the DSAGSL and The Albert Pujols Wellness Center for Adults with Down Syndrome, will feature national speaker Dr. Brian Chicoine and Dr. Judith Miles as well as the Medical Director for the Wellness Center, Dr. Cynthia Poelker. Parents, caregivers and health professionals will learn about current health care guidelines, mental health issues in adults with Ds, research in regression and Ds, caregiver stress management and more! The event is FREE and open to the public. Register below