We are Delighted to once again welcome world-renowned expert Dr. Denis Mc Guire to Ireland to deliver three national conferences for both parents and professionals alike.
Topics Covered will be:
:Promoting Strenghts and Mental Well-Being in Teenagers and Adults with Down Syndrome
: Dual Diagnosis in Teenagers & Adults - Down Syndrome and Autism (DS- ASD)
Dr. Mc Guire is Senior Consultant with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation Denver, Colorado and Former Director of Psychosocial Services for the Adult Down Syndrome Centre of Lutheran General Hospital in suburban Chicago. Dr McGuure helped to establish the Adult Down Syndrome Centre in Chicago which has served the health and psychological needs to over 5,000 adults with Down Syndrome since 1992.
We have had the privilege of consulting and working closely with Dr. McGuire during his previous visits and we have seen the direct impact of his clinical work and his innate ability to share his knowledge with parents and professionals alike.
All three conferences are aimed at parents of teenagers and older adults as well as professionals and we would advise you to forward conference details to any of your child's professionals who you think might benefit from attending a conference.
Please be advised that Dr. Mc Guire specialises in teenagers and adults with Down Syndrome and as such, the conference is not suitable for parents of children younger than 13 years old.
Promoting Strengths and Mental Well-Being in Teeenagers and Adults with Down Syndrome.
Dates: Friday 29th September or Saturday 30th September
(**to ensure as many parents and professionals as possible can attend Dr. McGuire will deliver the same conference over two days)
Time: 9:30am -5pm
The Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, Co.Westmeath
The Conference will address:
Promoting Strengths and resources in people with Down Syndrome
Promoting Social Skills, Independence,Self-Esteem and Safety in the Community
Health, Mental Health, Norma Ageing and Alzheimer's Dementia.
You can asscess a full programme and booking form for the conference here. https://downsyndrome.ie/conference-promoting-strength-mental-well-being-in-adults-with-down-syndrome/
Places are limited, so we would advise you book early to avoid disappointment!
Dr Mc Guire will aslo deliver a seminar or Dual diagnosis -detals below
Dual Diagnosis in Teenagers & Adults -Down Syndrome and Autism (DS-ASD)
Date: Wednesday, September 27th 9.30- 4:30 Approx. Location
Down Syndrome Ireland's National Office, Unit 3, Parkway House, Western Parkway Business Park, Ballymount Drive, Ballymount Industrial Estate, Walkinstown, Dublin D12 HP70
Seminar Objectives- Pariciants will learn:
The Key characteristics of DS-ASD
To identify the overlapping characteristics of DS (without ASD)and DS with ASD..
The difference between ASD and "autistic features" The Special Challenges for teensand adults with DS-ASD
the resources and strengths of the families of teens and adults with DS-ASD
you can access a full programme for this seminar here.
we look forward to seeing you there!
Down Syndrome Ireland,
Unit 3, Parkway House
Western Parkway Business Park,
Ballymount Ind. Estate, Walkinstown,
Phone : 01 4266500 Fax : 01 4266501
Direct Line: 01 4266511