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I pulled out my convention guide from the last convention we attended (Philadelphia, 2003) so here are some of the sample sessions:

[bigger]Friday[/bigger]
Friday is pre-conference day. There are pre-conference sessions during the day, either full day or half day.

1) Helping your child make friends
2) Fostering communication in children with Ds
3) Supporting children with difficult behaviors
4) handwriting without tears
5) Improving your child's feeding and speaking
6) Integrated employement

Late afternoon: sharing sessions for parents broken out by age groups

Evening: Reception and silent auction
Mixer for teens and self-advocates

[bigger]Saturday[/bigger]
Opening session including welcomes and introductions as well as the keynote presentation. One of the presentations was by Meredith Martin, a self advocate entitled, "Families, Friends, Freedom... Fly!" She was amazing.

Workshops for the rest of the day:
1) James McDonald, author of Communicating with your Child discusses improving communication
2) Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson, author of Oral Motor Excercises for Speech Clarity discusses ways to improve speech
3) Promoting health and well being in Adults with Ds
4) A conversation about grandchildren
5) How to paint the preschool red!
6) Libby Kumin, author of Communication Skills in Children with Ds discusses what to do before your baby is talking
7) Developing positive social relationships
Cool Obstructive sleep apnea
9) Making inclusive education work
10) Developing a family plan
11) Supporting people with difficult behaviors
12) The role of siblings
13) Dr. George Capone discusses current research developments
14) Sensory processing disorder
15) Community employment opportunities for people with disabilities
16) Inclusion in faith communities
17) Students providing opportunites for integration
1Cool Early intervention
19) A conversation about the book Choosing Naia
20) Sharing wisdom gained from the journey
21) Speech intelligibility

More keynote speeches incuding the author of Riding the Bus with My Sister.

Reception, Banquet, and Awards Ceremony.

[bigger]Sunday[/bigger]
22) Ear, nose, and throat concerns
23) Excercise for those with Ds
24) Literacy tips
25) Handwriting without tears
26) Collabrative supports for success in college
27) Healthy Eating
2Cool Medical concerns
29) Conversaion for young adults
30) Teaching math
31) Dual diagnosis: Ds and PDD in children
32) Moving from school to adult life
33) Estate planning
34) Report from Washington DC
35) Improving verbal communication
36) Sexuality, Socialization, and self-protection
37) Choosing a healthy lifestyle
3Cool Dual diagnosis: Ds and PDD in adults
39) Immunology and persons with Ds

Closing session followed by Q&A with some presenters

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