2021 Conference Program  You have reached the right place!  Recording links will be posted on Sunday, February 21.  Recording links and handouts are right next to the session titles.  Recordings will be up on this site until March 21.  Enjoy!  

Preview the 2021 Conference Program below.


Remember all times listed are EASTERN TIME, please adjust for your location

Thursday, February 18:
11:00 - 12:30 ET
  • Leaders Circle: Executive Directors (Handout)
  • Leaders Circle: Board Members (Handout)
  • Leaders Circle: Solo Executive Directors (Handout)
  • Leaders Circle: Staff (Handout)
2:00 - 5:00 ET
  • BOARD TRAINING WORKSHOP:   Responsibilities and Performance for Board and Staff (Click Here for the Recording) (Powerpoint Handout) (Case Study 1, Case Study 2, Case Study 3, Case Study 4, Case Study 5, Handout 1)
7:00 - 8:00 ET
  • Opening Session (Click Here for the Recording)--find out who won this year’s Affiliate of the Year award and get a preview of what DSAIA is up to in 2021.
Friday, February 19
10:30 - 12:00 ET
  • National Perspective:  A Panel Presentation Featuring Five National Resources for Affiliates (Click Here for the Recording
12:15 - 1:30 ET
  • Collaborative Leadership During a Crisis: Creation of the Down Syndrome and COVID-19 Q+A Resource (Click Here for the Recording) (Handout)
  • Virtual Programming Guide: Tips and Tricks for Down Syndrome Associations (Click Here for the Recording) (Handout)
  • A New Way of Walking: Making Your Virtual Walk a Success (Click Here for the Recording) (Handout 1) (Handout 2)
  • Working Better Together (Click Here for the recording) (Handout)
 1:45 - 2:15 ET
  • Black and African Family Outreach and Engagement (Click Here for the recording) (Handout)
  • Middle School Hangout: Keeping Teens Connected During COVID (Click Here for the recording) (Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3Handout 4, (PowerPoint Handout)
  • Making Communications Easy: Learn How to Design, Schedule and Share Messages Easily! (Click Here for the Recording) (Handout)
  • Meaningful Budgets: What You Need to Know (Click Here for the Recording) (Handout 1, Handout 2)
 2:30 - 3:45 ET
  • Enhancing Medical Outreach Possibilities: Adding the First-Ever Published Adult Medical Care Guidelines to your Organization’s Toolkit (Click Here for the Recording) (Handout)
  • Advocate Like Your Group’s Mission Depends Upon It, Because It Often Does! (Click Here for the Recording) (Handout)
  • From Donor to Hero: How Intentional Storytelling and Donor Voice Improve Fundraising (Click Here for the Recording) (Handout)
  • Taking Your Social Media to the Next Level (Click Here for the recording) (Handout)
 4:00 - 4:30 ET
  • Pivoting Without Panic (Click Here for the recording
  • DSMIG COVID-19 Vaccine Position Statement (Click Here for the recording) (Handout)
  • Diversity & Inclusion Within Your Organization (Click Here for the recording
  • Cash Reserves--How To and How Much? (Click Here for the recording) (Handout)
 4:45 - 5:45 ET
  •  DSAIA Member Forum-- you will learn a little more about your Board and staff and have a chance to ask questions and share ideas. 
Saturday, February 20
10:30 - 12:00 ET
  •  KEYNOTE: Strategies to Focus on Racial Equity (Click here for the recording
12:15 - 1:30 ET
  • Educate & Empower! (Click Here for the recording) (Handout)
  • Power Boost Your Medical Outreach Program with Free Online Training and Resources (Click Here for the recording) (Handout)
  • How does COVID-19 Impact People with Down Syndrome? What Studies and a Panel of Clinicians Tell Us (Click Here for the recording) (Title Slide) (Sherman Handout) (Janicki Handout)
  • Creating a Development Plan That Works (Click Here for the recording) (Handout)
1:45 - 3:15 ET
  • Leaders Circle: Diversity (Handout)
  • Leaders Circle: Program  (Handout)
  • Leaders Circle: Technology  (Handout)
  • Leaders Circle: Fundraising  (Handout)
  • Leaders Circle: Virtual Programs (Handout)
3:30 - 4:00 ET
  • Virtual Fundraising: A List of Best Practices (Click Here for the recording
  • #DSWORKS®: Implementing Local Employment Supports (Click Here for the recording) (Handout)
  • Lessons Learned: How to Keep Underserved Families Engaged with Digital Integration (Click here for the recording(Handout)
  • National Parents First Call Center: Highlighting Prenatal Parent Engagement and Support
  • myDSC - Building a Knowledgeable Community (Click Here for the recording
 4:15 - 4:45 ET
Sunday, February 21st
It’s Recap Day! All of the session recordings will be available so you can catch up on what you missed and download handouts. The recordings will be available through March 23, 2021.