North Carolina Down Syndrome Alliance Conference

Community Event


April 27, 2024


8:30am - 4:30pm


Alamance Community College, 1247 Jimmie Kerr Road, Graham, NC 27253

The North Carolina Down Syndrome Alliance (NCDSA) is proud to host the North Carolina Down Syndrome Conference. Held annually in the spring, the statewide conference brings together nationally and regionally recognized experts in their fields. Conference sessions cover diverse topics relevant across the lifespan of individuals with Down syndrome. Everyone who supports a person with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities is encouraged to attend.

  • Keynote address
  • 15 Breakout sessions
  • Self-advocate track (age 16 and older) A full day of programming, skills building, and Karaoke
  • Specific sessions presented in Spanish
  • Networking opportunities
  • Exhibits and resources
  • Breakfast and lunch included

Keynote Session:
Addressing Bias in Healthcare for People with Down Syndrome

Presented by:
Brian Chicoine, MD
Medical Director, Advocate Medical Group Adult Down Syndrome Center
Faculty, Family Medicine Residency, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

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