Trainings & Events

Behavior and Down Syndrome

  • Thu, October 18, 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
  • GoToWebinar

DSAIA Affiliate-Presented Webinar

Open to public: $25

MDSC members: $15
DSAIA members (available for your families): $15

(See below for info on discounts)

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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 behavioral management tools are less effective for children with DS. 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 transition to adulthood.

1. Participants will understand the basic brain profile in DS, in relation to behavior specifically.
2. Participants will learn behavior principles and strategies that are effective in DS.
3. Participants will understand the concepts of the neuroscience of DS and behavior management in DS in a manner that is flexible and can be applied to a wide variety of situations.


Dr. David Stein is the founder of New England Neurodevelopment, LLC, a pediatric psychology practice in the greater Boston area of Massachusetts ( He is a pediatric psychologist specializing in neuropsychological testing, behavioral and cognitive-behavioral therapy, and parent training. Dr. Stein speaks nationally and internationally about various topics in neurodevelopment including ADHD, learning disorders, intellectual disability, and Down syndrome. Dr. Stein is a graduate of Tufts University and William James College. He completed his clinical training at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, where he remained on the faculty for several years, through 2016. Dr. Stein is the author of the book Supporting Positive Behavior in Children and Teens with Down Syndrome: The Respond, but Don't React Method (Woodbine House, 2016).

*If you are a member of MDSC, contact MDSC at to obtain your discount code.

*If you are a DSAIA member, you can pass along the savings to your families as well. Find out more at  (Log-in required)

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