Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Event Details

Down Syndrome Community Education Series: Preparing People With Down Syndrome for Adulthood

Date: June 25, 2013

Time: 6:30PM to 8:30PM

Location: Room 241, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/One Magnolia Circle Building

Registration Closed


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

Panelists include:

  • David Crnobori, M.S.Ed., Educational Consultant, Division of Developmental Medicine and the Center for Childhood Development
  • Cindy Gardner, Attorney, Maurer & Gardner
  • Tonya Bowman, Middle TN Family Navigator, Family Voices
  • A guest from The Arc Tennessee

Childcare will be provided with advance registration by June 20. Call (615) 386-9002 or email 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.