Mind Your Health - DSI Annual Conference 2019

When:  Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 8:30am - 3:30 (registration begins at 8:00am)

Where:  Down Syndrome Indiana, 708 E. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Join DSI on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 for our Mind Your Health, our Annual Conference!   Presenters will speak on topics related to Behavior Management, Self-Care for Caregivers, Down syndrome and Depression, and Mental Health.   The conference will take place from 8:30am – 3:30pm at 708 E. Michigan Street, Indianapolis.  

This is a FREE event!  

To register, visit https://goo.gl/forms/LKnHoblBrCgg83vL2.  

For more information, please contact garner@dsindiana.org.   

*Funding provided, in part, by a grant from the Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities Consumer Education Fund


Presentations by:

Mary Ciccarelli, MD

Cassie Karlsson, MD

Lani Jones, PsyD

Alysia Fuhrmann, BCBA

Megan Peck, MSW



2017 Down Syndrome Research Conference

Hosted by

Down Syndrome Indiana

In partnership with

National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)

The D21 Project at Emory University

When:  Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 8:30am—1:30pm

Where:  Down Syndrome Indiana, 708 E. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

2017 Down Syndrome Research Conference Agenda & Links

Indianapolis, Indiana

 8:30 – 9:00     Vincent Randazzo, NDSS Public Policy Advisor

                         & Guest Speaker:   Carl Erskine

                          Video: https://youtu.be/VrLe7NmJpLs

                          Handouts:  click here

 9:00 – 9:20      Dr. Sherman, DS360 Project at Emory University

                        Title:  What’s Happening in the Research

                                  World of Down syndrome?

                          Video: https://youtu.be/GFDsS_C_xTM

                          Handouts:  click here 

 9:20 –  10:00   Dr. Roper, IUPUI

                          Title:  Treatment in Trisomy 21: a scientist’s


                          Video: https://youtu.be/jd_uv9w8sOQ

                          Handouts:  click here 

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 11:00 Dr.  Head, University of Kentucky

                        Sanders Brown Center on Aging

                       Title:  Aging in People with Down syndrome

                        Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdGI-avK4FA

                        Handouts:  click here 

11:00 – 11:20 Lisa Kaeser, NIH & DS-Connect

                        Title:  Research: Why Should I Get Involved?

                        Video: https://youtu.be/EjqV6C16g-o

                        Handouts:  click here 

11:20 – 11:45 Lunch

11:45 – 12:00  Kelsey Prena, Ph.D., Indiana University

                        Title: Potential of Video Games for Learning & Memory

                        Video: https://youtu.be/8d3WmfibWBc

                        Handouts:  click here 

12:00 – 12:20  Drs. Marie Channell & Laura Hahn,

                        University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

                        Title:  Characterizing Development in Down Syndrome:

                                  From Infancy through Adolescence

                          Video: https://youtu.be/nnDNNudp0FE

                          Handouts:  click here

12:20 – 12:50  Dr. Kathy Martin, PT, DHSc, University of Indianapolis

                        Title:  The benefit of orthoses for young children with

                                  Down syndrome

                         Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPLAHSBv9os

                         Handouts:  click here

12:50 – 1:15    Dr. Rachel Swinford, PhD

                        IU School of Physical Education – IUPUI

                        Title:  Live Laugh Dance – Connecting Mind, Body

                                  and Soul

                          Video: https://youtu.be/pTr6DC3BeBg

                          Handouts:  click here 

1:15 –              Questions