NDSS National Buddy Walk® Organizer’s Conference ONLY
DSAIA and NDSS are joining their incredible conferences together in Cincinnati in 2017. However, you can still register for just one event.
We do have some special offers for those who wish to register for both:
In addition to exclusive access to the information and new ideas shared at both conferences, attendees also will enjoy the benefit of conference registration fee savings. Individuals who register for both DSAIA and Buddy Walk® Conferences can save as much as $225 on their cost of registration.
For example, those who register for the Buddy Walk® Conference can choose to add a One-Day pass for Friday for only $250 or stay for the entire DSAIA event at a savings of $200 (the DSAIA member rate).
Attendees who register for the DSAIA event will be able to add the Buddy Walk® Conference at a 50% discount of $25.
Online Registration Closed!
Full Conference Registration:
One Day Passes:
(Best option for DSAIA members or those who know they are attending the DSAIA conference and preconference. Members will be given reduced fee options when they log in with their email.)
The Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action (DSAIA) Conference and National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) are thrilled to announce a collaboration between the DSAIA and NDSS National Buddy Walk® Organizer’s Conference. This first-ever collaboration will bring more education and leadership-growth opportunities for affiliate leaders, advocates and individuals dedicated to the Down syndrome community. In February 2017, Down syndrome affiliate leaders, whose organizations hold a Buddy Walk®, can attend both annual conferences during the same weekend in the same location for a reduced rate.
The dual-conference weekend will take place in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Westin Cincinnati from Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 to Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. The Buddy Walk® Conference will kick off the weekend on Thursday, Feb 23, followed by the multi-day DSAIA conference Friday, Feb. 24-26, with registration and pre-conference sessions beginning Feb. 23, 2017.
Can't make the DSAIA 2017 Leadership Conference this year? We have an amazing opportunity for those who are unable to attend this year's event. Watch the first half of Opening Day LIVE! Yes, watch the Opening Session, our keynote speaker Vu Le and an additional breakout session from your desktop!
The livestream registration includes:
Opening Session - Main Stage Speakers
Keynote - "Overhead, Sustainability, Bizsplaining, and other Nonprofit Sacred Cows We Must Release into the Wilderness" - Vu Le
Breakout Session - "An Unprecedented and Exciting Down Syndrome Research Discovery Engine – The Crnic Institute Human Trisome ProjectTM" - Michelle Whitten
This opportunity is available only to DSAIA members. That means that you must be in the DSAIA website as a member under your organization.
While NFP board members might not enjoy the fame and fortune of popular rock bands, they do have some things in common with them. After working with hundreds of not-for-profits, we have recognized five common qualities that highly effective “rock star” boards possess.
Tamara Johnson and Brian Todd cover how to identify, and nurture, these traits in your organization’s current or potential board members.
DSAIA Affiliate-Presented Webinar!
During the early childhood years, learning through play is best practice and play skills are essential to success in a school environment. We will discuss play-based learning and how to use this best practice to address complex learning needs. In this comprehensive and informative webinar, you will learn how to identify a “starting place” for purposeful play with your child as well as strategies and toys that will support your work to develop their language, academic, and motor skills in a fun and engaging way.
Stephanie Letts, M.Ed., 3-21 Foundation
Register now to watch it LIVE or access the recording!
Presented by Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress in partnership with Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action
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Haven't received your discount code? MDSC members should click here to request the code. DSAIA members will find the discount code under the Member Resources section.
DSAIA Affiliate-Presented Webinar
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Speaker: Dr. David Stein
Behavior problems impact 30% of children with Down syndrome. Left untreated, these same children often exhibit behavior problems as adults, limiting work and independent living opportunities. Many typical behavioral management tools are less effective for children with DS. In order to address behavior problems in DS effectively, one must understand the brain-based reasons for these challenges and direct treatment appropriately. This workshop will present the basic neuroscience of Down syndrome and how this informs effective behavior management, with practical strategies provided for use in the home and school settings from childhood through adulthood.
Presented by Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota in partnership with Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action
Available ON DEMAND
This series was created by Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action in order to provide a basic course in board development and governance. From Board Development 101 to Strategic Planning, this series walks you through orientation, board roles, fundraising, responsibilities and more. In each section, you'll find additional reading materials as well as a check on what you learned.
This is a great course for an individual forming an organization, new board member instruction or required learning for a full board. From Board Development 101 to Strategic Planning, this series addresses the primary aspects of board training and development featuring professional presenters from the nonprofit community.
This course is free for DSAIA members and only $250 for nonmembers.
Special offer for nonmembers: After completion, the price of the course will be deducted from your first year's membership fee. For a special group rate offer (to give your entire board access to the course), contact DSAIA for more details.
This series is for the novice fundraiser or those staff/board wishing to implement a true donor development plan for major and planned gifts in their organization.
Do you have a plan in place to identify, cultivate and solicit major donor gifts? The secret to obtaining major gifts (and even planned gifts) is building a lasting relationship with your donors. But...how to begin? How exactly is it done? Who is responsible for the plan and its execution?
In this three-part series, you'll learn how to develop a plan which will take you through the four parts of a successful donor development initiative:
I continue to be impressed with the depth of the board/professional workshops offered.
Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action started as a conference bringing together outstanding leadership from Down syndrome organizations around the country. Learn More
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