Each year WyDSA hosts a conference for people with Down syndrome and their families. WyDSA began hosting the conference in 2006 as a way to provide opportunities for many families to learn from the same experts that are at the national conferences. The conference happens the second weekend in June and is held in Casper each year. The Wyoming Family Conference is a chance for families to get together and spend time talking, sharing information, and learning from world-renowned experts. The conference is free to families due to the successful fundraising efforts of the Wyoming Buddy Walk®.

WyDSA provides respite care and a variety of exciting activities for kids of all ages. This not only makes for a great time for the kids, but also allows parents to focus on their sessions. The kid's sessions change from year to year, but one constant is a special session and activity for siblings.

In addition, there are sessions geared toward teens and adults with Down syndrome. These sessions provide learning opportunities in a fun environment

 

 

Thank you to all of the families, presenters, respite staff, and hotel staff who made the 2014 Family Conference a huge success! Mark your calendars for the 2015 Family Conference happening on May 29 and 30, 2015.

   

   

   

 

 

   

Please note that these sessions are open to people with Down syndrome and their families only. If you have any questions please contact Joelle at 307-742-6641.

Past conference presenters include:

Michael Allshouse, D.O.

Lewis Jackson, Ed.D.

Paul Taylor

Brian Chicoine, M.D.

Dennis McGuire, Ph.D.

Joan Medlen, R.D., L.D.

Kristi Menear, Ph.D., CAPE

Jennifer Meyers Bekins, MS, CCC-SLP

Gretchen Carroll, M.A

Terri Couwenhoven, MS

Brian Skotko, M.D., M.P.P.

Sue Levine, MA, CSW

Patti McVay, M.S.

Laurie Pachl

Scott Shepard, M.A., Ed.

Meredith Martin

Lee Jones

Bob Nieniec