Each year, as a part of the National Down Syndrome Congress National Convention, we hold a Youth & Adults Conference just for self advocates.
We start the weekend with a gathering of our friends from around the world at the Youth & Adults kick off party. Each year, the party is a chance to re-connect with old friends, make new ones and hear from your peers. The fun continues Friday night with our 321 Dance™, which is always a blast!
The next day self advocates participate in fabulous workshops put on by other self advocates and sit in on panel discussions about relationships, work, and health issues. Each of those discussions is an opportunity for you to ask questions and get answers about things that are important to you.
Self advocate members vote on who will represent them on the NDSC Board of Directors and, that evening, you can join all who come to the Convention for the banquet and another dance.
Finally, on Sunday we’ll wrap things up with a big, fat bang-a-roo of a talent show. We call it the Talent Extravaganza and it is amazing.