WWDSS Fall Mini Conference - Let's Talk Health


You must PRE-REGISTER by October 23rd to secure your spot. 


08:30 - 08:55 am              Registration Check In and Childcare Drop off
09:00 - 09:10 am              Welcome
09:10 - 09:45 am              My Life is Amazing! Special Olympics Athlete &                                                             Ambassador, Allie Libertini
09:45 - 10:00 am              Break
10:00 - 10:30 am              Early Detection of Alzheimer’s disease,                                                                         Melanie Campbell, PhD, Professor, University of                                                           Waterloo
10:30 - 10:45 am              Break
10:45 - 11:45 am              How nutrients impact health and development for people                                             with Down Syndrome,                                                                                                     Dr. Joan Jory RD MSc PhD - Nutritionist
11:45 - 1:00 pm                Lunch
1:00 - 1:30 pm                  Mental Health: Support for the Caregiver
                                         Qualia Counselling Services
1:30 - 1:45 pm                  Break
1:45 - 3:00 pm                  Otolaryngologic or ear, nose, and throat (ENT) problems                                             common in children with Down syndrome (DS)
                                         Dr. Sharon Cushing, MD, MSc, FRCSC,                                                                         Otology/Audiology Pediatric Otolaryngology, ENT,
                                         The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto

Childcare will be provided free of charge for all children registered:

  • For infants and up to 5 years old – free childcare is provided onsite by certified ECE workers
  • For ages 6+, a supervised field trip to FunVilla and Victoria Bowl will be provided, with support by trained workers with full police checks.  All entrance fees, lunch plus transportation covered with registration.

Please contact info@wwdss.ca if you are interested in attending but transportation to RIM park is a challenge.