Kennedy Krieger Institute Presents Down Syndrome Conference

February 1, 2005
Down Syndrome Experts Tackle Education, Transition, Feeding and other issues

MEDIA ALERT through April 9, 2005

WHEN: Saturday, April 9, 2005
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Turner Auditorium and Concourse
720 Rutland Avenue
WHAT: The Kennedy Krieger Down Syndrome Clinic, along with local Down Syndrome Parent Groups, is hosting "Educational Strategies," a conference for parents, educators and other professionals who care for children with Down syndrome and their families. This conference will cover educational topics such as IFSP and IEP, teaching individuals with Down Syndrome at all levels, communication strategies and other medical issues.

The keynote speaker is DeAnna Horstmeier, Ph.D., author of Teaching Math to People with Down Syndrome and Other Hands-on Learners. Dr. Horstmeier is also the co-author of Ready, Set Go - Talk to me: A Handbook for the Teaching of Prelanguage and Early Language Skills Designed for Parents and Professionals.

Registration is $60 per person, $110 per couple and includes all conference sessions, lunch and refreshments. Registration must be received by March 25, 2005; there will be no on-site registration. If you have any questions about the conference, please contact conference coordinators at (443) 923-9132/9131.

Kennedy Krieger Institute is dedicated to helping children and adolescents with disabilities resulting from disorders of the brain achieve their potential and participate as fully as possible in family, community and school life.

FOR MEDIA INFORMATION: Lesa Rair, Profiles, Inc., (410) 243-3790
Allison Nadelhaft, Kennedy Krieger Institute, (443) 923-7330