Date: June 25, 2013
Time: 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Location: Room 241, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/One Magnolia Circle Building
The Down Syndrome Community Education Series panel presentation "Preparing People With Down Syndrome for Adulthood" will be held Tuesday, June 25, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Room 241 of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/One Magnolia Circle Building.
For parents and caregivers of a child with Down syndrome, preparing for adulthood can be a complex, even overwhelming process. The expert panelists will discuss the key items that need to be addressed in planning for adulthood and how to help individuals with Down syndrome to lead more fulfilling and more independent lives.
This discussion will be moderated by Alecia Talbott, Executive Director of DSAMT. Topics to be addressed will include conservatorship, SSI, legal issues, coordinating services, behavior, services of the adult Down Syndrome Clinic, community programs and more. In addition to our panelists, many other experts from the disability community will be joining us to help answer questions.
It's never too early to start planning and asking questions, so even if your child with Down syndrome is still young, there will be helpful information at this meeting for you.
What questions about transition & adulthood do you have? Bring questions to ask or send your questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Childcare will be provided with advance registration by June 20. Call (615) 386-9002 or email email@example.com to register or arrange for childcare.
This panel is a collaborative project of the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt Down Syndrome Clinic, and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.