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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!
Come to 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.
Tentative Schedule of Events
8:05 Zumba with Elyse Mundelein
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
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
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
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