Engaging Inclusion

Conversations for Opening Communities

Hosted by

Down Syndrome Indiana

In partnership with

IUPUI's Family as Faculty Program

When:  Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 9:00am - 3:00 (registration begins at 8:30am)

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

The goal of this conference is to engage parents, educators, and communities in collaborating to create inclusive communities!

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Engaging Inclusion Conference Agenda 

Inclusive Education Track

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Seena Skelton, Director 

Panel Discussion with:

Nancy Zemaitis, Assistant Director, Office of Special Education IDOE

and more!


Inclusive Employment Track

Panel Discussions with:

Scott Wise and Mickey Deputy

Best Buddies Jobs

and more!



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