Down Syndrome Innovations Conference

Columbia, TN

Down Syndrome Innovations Conference


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Are you tired of hearing: “That’s normal for Down syndrome?”

Do you feel that the low expectations from your physicians, therapists, and educational community is holding your child back?

Has your pediatrician run out of suggestions?

Would you like an action plan for your child that has been vetted by parents who have seen results?

Then this conference is for you!

Register to watch the recording today!

We meet at Homestead Hall, a charming refurbished farm at Hardison Mill, to hear dynamic practitioners, therapists, educators, and advocates share inspiration and innovative solutions to improve the health, cognition, sleep, and development of individuals with Down syndrome. Plus, enjoy heart-warming entertainment from our DS community including music from Rory Feek and a short, awarding-winning film, For Paloma written by April Aguilera, parent of a child with DS.

Or watch via Live Stream at your convenience.


Schedule of Events


     8:00              Coffee & Registration

     8:05              Zumba with Elyse Mundelein

     8:30              Rory Feek: Welcome

                          Movie: For Paloma

     9:30              Lois Laynee, Founder, AZ Sleep Apnea Center: 

                          Cranial Nerve Stimulating Exercise

    10:00             Andi Durkin, Executive Director, Down Syndrome OPTIONs:

                          Navigating through Crisis to Connection for Action

    10:30             Alexis Alsup, AmeriFest Miss Tennessee Star Grand    

                          Supreme:     Cookie/Zumba Break

     11:00            Dr. Theron Hutton, Functional Medicine and Primary Care

                          Physician: Practicing Common Sense

     12:00            Linda Kane, M.CND, Neurodevelopmental Therapist, 

                          Hope and a Future: Exploring Neurodevelopmental Therapy

     12:40    Lunch

       1:45            Zumba Break with Elyse

       2:00            Sarah Wilkinson, Chiropractor:

                          Synchronizing Options to Maximize Reflex Integration

       3:00            Rachel Coleman, Creator & Host of Signing Time!

       3:50            Zumba Break with Elyse

       4:00            Darcy Day, Spell to Communicate Practitioner:

                          Hope for the Struggling Communicator

       5:00            Rory Feek




     8:00             Coffee & Registration

     8:00             Zumba with Elyse Mundelein

     8:30             Rory Feek: Welcome

                          Lois Laynee: Cranial Nerve Stimulating Exercise

     9:00             Jane Winans, MA, Educational Coach: Minimize (Parental)

                         Meltdowns, Avoid Bankruptcy, & Find Humor

    10:15            Zumba with Elyse Mundelein

    10:30            Alissa Hodgson, Holistic Health Practitioner:

                         Targeted Nutritional Intervention:

                         Science & Practical Application

    11:30            Dr. Erica Peirson, Naturopathic Physician: Recognizing &    

                         Honoring Biochemical Individuality in Down syndrome

    12:30            Lunch

      1:40            Carol Brown, Executive Director, Equipping Minds: 

                         Equipping Minds with Games

     2:40             Lois Laynee: Optimizing Growth & Development 

                         with Cranial Nerve Integration

     3:40             Dr. Erica Pierson: The Importance of Optimizing Gut Health

     4:40             Lydia Winans, Self-advocate: Taking Charge

     5:20             Zumba Break with Elyse

     5:30             Andi Durkin

     5:40             Rory & Indy Feek 





 Neurodevelopmental Therapy