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 including Ds 101, Behavior Strategies and Solutions, Curriculum Modifications, Inclusion, Technology and More! If you’re interested in attending just one of the four part classes or our summer two-day boot-camp, please contact  Click here for more information!

“Futures” Workshops for Adults with Down Syndrome and their Caregivers

Held in partnership with the Wellness Center for Adults with Down Syndrome, we bring caregivers of teens and adults with Down syndrome these important workshops to help plan and prepare for their loved ones futures! Check out previous sessions below and what we have coming up!

  • A Fit Future: Nutritional and Physical Fitness for Adults with Down Syndrome
    Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 9am – 12pm

    Desloge Outpatient Center at St. Luke’s Hospital
    Caregivers will learn about physical and medical considerations in maintaining a healthy weight for their loved one with Down syndrome, tips and tricks for developing a healthy diet, and how to incorporate physical fitness into daily life. NEW FOR SELF-ADVOCATES! Self-advocates (16 years and older please) will get the opportunity to cook a healthy snack, create a cookbook to take home, and get in a good stretch with some morning yoga. All participants will leave with goodies and resources! Register below!

  • SAVE THE DATE!  A Secure Future: Navigating State and Federal Benefits for your Child with Down Syndrome
    Saturday, September 29th, 2018 from 8:30am – 12:30pm

    Emerson Auditorium at St. Luke’s Hospital
    Caregivers of teens and adults with Down syndrome and other disabilities will hear from experts in the fields of Medicaid and Medicaid waivers, SSI, and other vital benefits. More details TBA.

Past Workshops

  • Healthy Future: The Physical & Mental Well-being of Adults with Down Syndrome
    Saturday, August 5, 2017

    This workshop featured 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 learned about current health care guidelines, mental health issues in adults with Ds, research in regression and Ds, caregiver stress management and more! For resources on aging and presentation PowerPoints visit our Aging Resource Page.