Global and Crnic Institute Advocate in Dallas

Global Down Syndrome Foundation supports the advocacy initiatives of our member organizations. We are eager to work together to provide valuable resources and information to our Down syndrome community. Global was thrilled to co-sponsor and present at Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas‘ Fall Conference with close to two hundred self-advocates, families, medical professionals, teachers, and more in attendance.

Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas says the goal for their annual conference is to “serve as a platform to share cutting-edge developments and information from specialists in their respective fields,” making it no surprise that Crnic’s Human Trisome Project was selected to deliver the Keynote session. This year, the conference included 2 new elements: a track of workshops and presentations designed specifically for self-advocates attending the conference and specific workshops translated into Spanish.

Dr. Kate Waugh from Global’s affiliate Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, gave the keynote presentation on the Human Trisome Project, the largest, most detailed study of its kind aimed to understand the unique disease spectrum in Down syndrome at the clinical, physiological, cellular, and molecular levels.
Improving the Lives of People with Down syndrome through Biomedical Research

Bryn Gelaro, LSW, is the Director of Adult Initiatives and Special Projects at Global Down Syndrome Foundation. She presented important information about mental and behavioral health in adults with Down syndrome, including a discussion about Global’s imminent Medical Care Guidelines for Adults with Down Syndrome, of which she is a co-author.
Making the Most of a Behavioral Health Consult for Adults with Down syndrome

Learn more about the conference here!