Stephanie Meredith (National Center for Prenatal and Postnatal Diagnosis at the University of Kentucky) and Heather Bradley (Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network) talk about prenatal outreach resources available to our community. Courtney Dunevant talked to the duo after their presentation at the DSAIA conference in Cincinnati in February 2017.
Dana Wells with ds-connex sits down with Courtney Dunevant at DSAIA in Cincinnati. They talk about how it's never too early to start planning your walk and how online promotion can spur on fundraising as early as 4 months prior to your walk.
What do you get when you combine special education with theater? Just the right mix to create something incredible for the disability community that spreads across Michigan. And now, DSAIA is bringing it to you!
It all started with the Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan...
Another interesting interview from the 2017 DSAIA Conference in Cincinnati features the new Conference Chair, Ray Jancso before he took on the new position. Ray discusses his history attending/volunteering at the conference over the years as well as retelling the many stories from fellow attendees.
Ray is the former Board President of DSA of Memphis and the Mid-South and currently serves on the board of the National Down Syndrome Congress.
If you are interested in getting involved with the DSAIA Conference at the committee level, email DSAIA at firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Join Shon Christy and Paige Purtz of Focal Point Social Media as they talk about the company's background, trends in social media and how they helped DSAIA increase its reach for its annual conference.
DSAIA Live sat down with Natalie Hale, founder of Special Reads for Special Needs and award-winning author, to talk about her passion for teaching reading to individuals with Down syndrome. Plus, we also get information on a new partnership with DSAIA that is aimed at DSAs!
DSAIA Director of Membership & Marketing, Courtney Dunevant, sat down with Ryan Niemiec of the VIA Institute on Character during the DSAIA 2017 Conference. You'll find this topic interesting as it relates to DSA leaders.
Ryan M. Niemiec, Psy.D. is education director of the global, nonprofit VIA Institute on Character, the leading organization in advancing the science and practice of character strengths. Dr. Niemiec is an award-winning psychologist, international workshop leader, and adjunct professor at Xavier University, University of Pennsylvania, and several other institutions.
He is author of several books including Mindfulness and Character Strengths and Positive Psychology at the Movies. He has published widely on character strengths and intellectual/developmental disability, including scientific articles for journals and user-friendly articles for blogs and newsletters. He has presented to scholars, practitioners, parents, and people with disabilities on this topic at the national and local level. In 2015, he brought together the leading researchers in positive psychology and intellectual/developmental disability at an international conference. He has consulted to several local disability organizations and is closely involved in Reel Abilities Film Festival, the largest movie festival on disability in the U.S.
Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day with DSAIA as we interview actor David DeSanctis. Recorded at the recent DSAIA 2017 Conference in Cincinnati where David wowed the Opening Session crowd with his upbeat presentation, Rob Snow sits down with David to talk about his movie, his life and even his sisters.
Sponsored by Stand Up for Downs
Rob Snow of Stand Up for Downs joins Deanna Tharpe of DSAIA for an early morning chat about SUDS' new endeavor, Project Spotlight. Project Spotlight is all about giving teens/adults with Down syndrome the appropriate tools and guidance to excel at public speaking (i.e. self-advocacy). Sponsored by Stand Up for Downs