We have partnered with the host of this conference, Down Syndrome Options, to invite parents and professionals interested in supporting individualised paths for optimal growth and development for children with DS, without discrimination or breaking the bank. It will be available via Live Stream with a discount code for our UK followers (discount code: UK100) book here.

What time is it showing in the UK?

Watching the Livestream of the conference will start at approx 12:45pm UK time until 22:00… but don’t worry you will have access to watch the conference live and later at your convenience as it will be recorded.

Who is speaking?

Rory Feek, Parent, Singer-songwriter
Rachel Coleman, Creator & Host of Signing Time!
Carol Brown, Executive Director, Equipping Minds, Cognitive Development Curriculum: a Foundational Tool for Learning
Lois Laynee, Founder, AZ Sleep Apnea Center, Optimizing Growth & Development with Cranial Nerve Integration
Dr. Theron Hutton, Parent, Pediatrician, Practicing Common Sense
Linda Kane, M.CND, Parent, Neurodevelopmental Therapist, Hope and a Future, Exploring Neurodevelopmental Therapy
Darcy Day, Parent, Spell to Communicate Practitioner, Hope for the Struggling Communicator

Dr. Erica Peirson, Parent, Naturopathic Physician, The Importance of Optimizing Gut Health.  She has lectured nationally and globally sharing with others the many ways to optimize the health of people with DS. She sees patients from all over the world through her private, telemedical practice. She is also the proud mother of a healthy, thriving 15-year-old son who has benefited from her expertise.

Alissa Hodgson, Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Targeted Nutritional Intervention: the Science & Practical Application

Sarah Wilkinson, Parent, Chiropractor at Holistic Healing and Chiropractic Center, Synchronizing Options to Maximize Reflex Integration
Jane Winans, MA, Parent, Educational Coach, Victory Lap Mindset, Minimize (Parental) Meltdowns, Avoid Bankruptcy, & Find Humor in this Wonderful, Challenging Opportunity Called Life
Lydia Winans, Young Adult Self-advocate, Taking Charge of My Own Health & Fitness

Andi Durkin, Parent, Executive Director, Down Syndrome OPTIONs, Navigating through Crisis to Connection for Action


What if I want to go to the event in person?

The event is being held in Tennessee in the town of Columbia.  Come to Homestead Hall, a charming refurbished farm at Hardison Mill, to hear dynamic practitioners, therapists, educators, and advocates share inspiration and innovative solutions to improve the health, cognition, sleep, and development of individuals with Down syndrome. Plus, enjoy heart-warming entertainment from our DS community including music from Rory Feek and a short, awarding-winning film, For Paloma written by April Aguilera, parent of a child with DS.

For those attending in person the conference will be from approximately 8 AM-5:30 PM on Friday and Saturday with lunch provided. Elyse Mundelein, Zumba instructor/adult with DS will lead us in fun movement breaks. You’ll also have plenty of time to check out the booths in the exhibit area that support these innovative strategies.


View the Facebook live video of Foundation chair Dr. Corcoran with Andi Durkin from Down Syndrome OPTIONs to discuss the upcoming 2023 Down Syndrome Innovations Conference on Feb. 24-25th which will be held in Columbia, TN but can be watched via Live Stream!


To book don’t forget the discount code for our UK followers (UK100) book here.