Down Syndrome Innovations Conference

Columbia, TN

Down Syndrome Innovations Conference

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Welcome! We are looking for dedicated parents and professionals to help support individualized paths for optimal growth and development for our children, without discrimination.

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.

The conference will be from approximately 8 AM-5:30 PM on Friday and Saturday with lunch provided. Elyse Mundelein, Zumba instructor/adult with DS will lead us in fun movement breaks. You'll also have plenty of time to check out the booths in the exhibit area that support these innovative strategies.

Watch via Live Stream at your convenience.

 

 

Check out this lineup of talented performers and informative speakers, hand-picked by parents who have seen results:


    Rory Feek, Parent, Singer-songwriter

    Rachel Coleman, Creator & Host of Signing Time!

    Carol Brown, Executive Director, Equipping Minds

 

                    Cognitive Development Curriculum: a Foundational Tool for Learning

 

    Lois Laynee, Founder, AZ Sleep Apnea Center

 

                    Optimizing Growth & Development with Cranial Nerve Integration

 

    Dr. Theron Hutton, Parent, Pediatrician

 

                    Practicing Common Sense

 

 

    Linda Kane, M.CND, Parent, Neurodevelopmental Therapist, Hope and a Future

 

                   Exploring Neurodevelopmental Therapy

 

    Alissa Hodgson, Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner

    Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner

 

                    Targeted Nutritional Intervention: the Science & Practical Application

 

 

    Dr. Erica Peirson, Parent, Naturopathic Physician

 

                    The Importance of Optimizing Gut Health
  

 

 

Sarah Wilkinson, Parent, Chiropractor at Holistic Healing and Chiropractic Center

 

                    Synchronizing Options to Maximize Reflex Integration

 

    Jane Winans, MA, Parent, Educational Coach, Victory Lap Mindset

 

                    Minimize (Parental) Meltdowns, Avoid Bankruptcy, & Find Humor in this

                    Wonderful, Challenging Opportunity Called Life

 

 

    Lydia Winans, Young Adult Self-advocate

 

                    Taking Charge of My Own Health & Fitness

 

 

    Andi Durkin, Parent, Executive Director, Down Syndrome OPTIONs

 

                    Navigating through Crisis to Connection for Action

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

   
 

 
 

  
 Neurodevelopmental Therapy
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Sponsorship opportunities are available, email