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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

CDSC ANNUAL CONVENTION AT THE WATER'S EDGE RESORT AND SPA -- SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2016

DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED -- REGISTRATION OPENS IN SEPTEMBER!

Upcoming events

    • September 02, 2016
    • October 14, 2016
    • 6 sessions
    • Connecticut Music Therapy Services at Harbor Light Therapy and Social Center 2505 Black Rock Turnpike Fairfield, CT

    Fall is a great time to begin exploring music.   Music therapy is an evidence-based source of support and learning for children with Down syndrome -- and it's fun!

    Join a board certified music therapist from Connecticut Music Therapy Services for six one-hour sessions on Fridays: September 2, 9, 23 30, and October 7 and 14.

    Children with Down syndrome 3-12, siblings with or without Ds are welcome to register, too.

    The cost of this program is subsidized by the CDSC.  Depending on the final number registered, participants may be refunded a portion of the amount paid.  For more information, contact Melody Lehrman at MelodyLehrman@gmail.com.

    • October 01, 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 615 Silver Bell Lane
    • October 05, 2016
    • 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Four Points Shereton, 275 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT

    Candidates' Forum on Disability Issues

    Diane Smith

    Forum Moderator

    Forum 3-6 pm

    Reception 6-8 pm (light refreshments will be served)

    A New York Times bestselling author, Emmy award winning journalist, documentary producer and speaker, Diane Smith is a media veteran. Diane has been on the air in CT for more than 25 years and is the anchor and senior producer for program development at CT-N, the Connecticut version of C-SPAN.


    • November 05, 2016
    • Water's Edge Resort and Spa, Westbrook, CT
    Think Outside the Box

    Success involves some fact-finding, a lot of planning and a willingness to get creative when faced with  roadblocks. 

    8:30 am     
    Feeding with Missy Olive
    Self-Employment -- Starting a Business in Connecticut
    Writing the IEP
    Financial Planning
    9:45 am      Keynote Address:  "Poppin Joe" Steffy, a young man who lives with a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and Autism, is also the sole proprietor of a very successful business, Poppin' Joe's Gourmet Kettle Corn.  

    11:00 am   
    Music Therapy
    Research in Down Syndrome
    Toilet Training
    Building Communities of Support
    1:30 pm   
    Inclusion Today
    Unified Sports Programming
    Apraxia Teaching Methods
    Navigating the IEP

    3:00 pm
    Plenary Session:  Living a Meaningful Life: 









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