- 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. – Check in
- 9:00 – 9:15 a.m. – Welcome & Introductions
- 9:15 – 10:05 a.m. – First Morning Session
- 10:05 – 10:20 a.m. – Snack
- 10:25 – 11:15 a.m. – Second Morning Session
- 11:20 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. – Third Morning Session
*Rob Snow, Yoga and Dance Movement will be rotating workshop sessions from 9:15 a.m. – 12:15p.m.
- 12:15- 1:00 p.m. – Lunch
- 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – First Afternoon Session
- 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Second Afternoon Session
- 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. – Combined Dance Party
- 4:15 – 4:30 p.m. – Wrap Up
*Katie Driscoll and Kayla McKeon workshops sessions will be rotating workshop sessions in the afternoon.
Morning Sessions Presentation Descriptions:
Rob Snow: Rob Snow, founder of Stand Up For Downs, will be putting on an improvisation workshop. Rob has created Project Spotlight which uses improvisation to build communication skills and social cues, increase self-confidence, and provide a very fun (and funny!) program that will enhance social and workplace opportunities for all participants.
Angela Rodriguez: The class will be a fundamentals of yoga class linking breath with flowing movement. Poses will focus on postural muscles and balance. All levels of experience are welcome.
Holly Lindsay: Participants will have fun and learn basic dance steps all while listening to upbeat music. A routine will be taught during the class and shared with others at the end.
Afternoon Sessions Presentation Descriptions:
Katie Driscoll: This workshop will inspire our Teen/Adults to think about what it would look like and feel like to be represented in media and advertising. We will talk about why it is important to them as well as discuss their thoughts and feelings about the changes in media and advertising so far. We will challenge the participants to bring this message to their communities, schools and churches asking for full inclusion in all ad messages in the future.
Kayla McKeon: During this Workshop, Kayla McKeon, Manager of Grassroots Advocacy at the National Down Syndrome Society, will discuss the importance of advocacy and self-advocacy. She will use her experiences on Capitol Hill and around the country to help you let your voice be heard and take the appropriate action. This session will explore ways that teens/adults with Down syndrome and their family members can become effective advocates in their local communities, their states, and the nation.