Virtual Exhibit Hall
Take a scroll through our sponsors and exhibitors, to learn about some amazing organizations that support the Down syndrome community or provide products, and services to the families we serve. Click on logos to be directed to sponsor and exhibitor websites.
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is a public non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through Research, Medical Care, Education, and Advocacy. Formally established in 2009, Global’s primary focus is to support the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, the first academic home in the United States committed solely to research and medical care for people with Down syndrome. Since Down syndrome is the least funded genetic condition in the United States, fundraising and government advocacy to correct the alarming disparity of national funding for people with Down syndrome is a major goal.
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Arc of Acadiana is committed to securing for all people with disabilities the opportunity to develop, participate and live life to their fullest potential. We are a dedicated and dynamic organization working with volunteers, educators and professionals on local, state and national levels to raise awareness of a community support for our cause. We provide our clients and their families with the support they need in order to reach their fullest potential.
Centene is a national healthcare enterprise committed to supporting individuals with Down syndrome through transforming the health of the community, one person at a time. We take a local approach to provide high-quality, innovative, and cost-effective services to government-sponsored and commercial healthcare programs. Through collaboration with State governments, Community-Based Organizations, and other stakeholders, we bring solutions for improved quality of life and better health outcomes.
The Down Syndrome Association of Memphis and the Mid-South is a 501 (c) 3 organization whose mission is to support and empower individuals with Down syndrome and their families. DSAM seeks to promote inclusion of all individuals with Down syndrome by providing families and our communities with up-to-date information and education, enhancing public awareness of the inherent worth, value, and contribution of these individuals to society and fostering positive attitudes regarding people with Down syndrome. We believe that the diversity of our community is a fundamental strength of our organization. Our mission is best fulfilled when we embrace diversity as a value and a practice inclusive of individuals with Down syndrome.
The mission of the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network is to connect, support, and provide accurate information for families with a Down syndrome diagnosis. Our vision is to ensure families have unbiased and factually accurate diagnosis experiences, every time, through which families quickly know they’re not alone.
As a state, Louisiana produces more than 850 million pounds of seafood each year and is the second largest seafood producer and largest commercial fishery in the contiguous U.S. In addition, Louisiana’s seafood industry is one of the state’s largest employers and also plays a major role in tourism by connecting food-lovers with the delicious product that come straight from the Gulf of Mexico.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people with Down syndrome and developmental disabilities over their lifespan through research, inclusive practices, and employment. We accomplish this through our research endowment at Stanford University, annual fully inclusive Super Fest football & cheer camp during Big Game weekend featured on ESPN, our COVID-19 virtual series, and on-going initiatives supporting employment.
A Department of Ochsner Medical Center. Make sure your children always have the care they need by choosing Ochsner Hospital for Children, a hospital dedicated exclusively to children’s healthcare. From rare brain tumors and leukemia to heart conditions and organ transplants, we offer a level of pediatric care unmatched in Louisiana and more advanced capabilities than any other children’s hospital in New Orleans. Plus, our children’s-only ER is equipped to handle any pediatric emergency.
Ruby’s Rainbow is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization inspired by a little girl named Ruby who was born with an unexpected, 21st chromosome. The goal and mission at Ruby’s Rainbow is to grant scholarships to adults with Down syndrome who are seeking post-secondary education, enrichment or vocational classes, helping them achieve their dreams of higher education while spreading awareness of their capabilities and general awesomeness.
SpecialCare is a program developed by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) that provides access to information and resources to families with dependents, of any age, who have a disability. Our mission is to help educate families and caregivers of people with special needs about the importance and steps in creating a life care plan to help provide a secure financial future.
The SPECS4US mission is to improve the sight and quality of life for children and adults with Down syndrome and other unique facial features by providing custom frames that fit their unique needs.Erin’s World frames are now available in a variety of sizes and styles. They are available for purchase at eye care professional offices throughout the United States and in 28 different countries.
Topgolf Entertainment Group is a global sports and entertainment community that connects nearly 100 million fans in meaningful ways through the experiences we create, the innovation we champion and the good that we do. What began as a technology that enhanced the game of golf now encompasses a range of unmatched experiences where communities can discover common ground at brand expressions including Topgolf venues, Lounge by Topgolf, Toptracer, Toptracer Range, Topgolf Swing Suite, Topgolf Studios, Topgolf Live and World Golf Tour (WGT) by Topgolf.
Located in St. Tammany Parish in Louisiana. UP21 is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to provide support, resources and education to families of individuals with Down syndrome and the community to foster an environment in which individuals with Down syndrome achieve their full potential in their community.
Upside Downs, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization committed to helping the Down syndrome community through new parent support, recreational activities, raising awareness, and advocating for a brighter future. Our goal is to promote the “Upside” and positive aspects of Down syndrome and further our belief that anything is possible with Down syndrome.
Keaunna Figgers developed her business called C-21 PROJECT to educate the world about Down syndrome through her design of T-shirts & water bottles. She will soon have masks with her logo as well. Please visit her online store.
Chapel Haven Schleifer Center is a nationally accredited transitional living program with a mission of empowering adults with developmental and social disabilities to live independent and self-determined lives. We offer residential programs in CT and AZ, as well as day programs, recreation, vocational training, and a host of other supports. You can also now join Chapel Haven classes and social events online!
Discovery Toys is an all educational toy and game company that has been in business for over 40 years. We specialize in toys and games for ages infancy to age 8 and then we go into family games. Discovery Toys wants to help each child to reach their full potential, using hands-on learning, play and FUN!
ENABLE helps families plan for abundant and fulfilling lives for their entire family, including loved ones with special needs. ENABLE prepares families for life’s uncertainties by creating plans that work today and in the future. ENABLE has taken the guesswork out of special needs planning and made it quick and easy for families to plan. FREE Foundational Planning System ($1,200 value). Book a Strategy Session to get started: calendly.com/enablesnp. Mention discount code: NDSC2020. Exp. 7/31/20.
Gabi’s Grounds Coffee Shop – We promote equal access to persons with disabilities in our workplace. We create market value that includes everyone in an enriched community while providing great coffee and a unique customer service experience.
I Am Me is heartfelt children’s book that acts as a mantra of sorts for anyone and everyone, but especially for individuals who are “different” in society’s eyes. It’s all about appreciating diversity AND celebrating it! I Am Me encourages self-awareness, self-efficacy, and community. Mugs and custom dolls available as well.
A reading program designed specifically for learners with Down syndrome of all ages. Currently implemented in 25 countries around the world, our design accommodates both the learning strengths and weaknesses common to students with DS. Our reading materials and teaching methods engage both the learner and the brain, resulting in both the joy of reading and effective memory retention.
Since 1985, Woodbine House has been your source for books on Down syndrome for families, educators, and therapists. They cover parenting, developmental & educational skills (communication, gross & fine motor, reading, math), using ABA methods to teach skills, health & mental wellness, puberty & sexuality, transitioning, parent & sibling perspectives, and board books featuring young children with Down syndrome. Browse & purchase books at a 30% discount through June.
We’re excited to offer a Virtual Exhibit Hall during Convention From Your Couch. Registered vendors ($29) will be featured in our Virtual Exhibit Hall listing, with their logo/photo, description, and a link to their website. Upgrade to a Virtual Sponsor ($500) and in addition to the listing, sponsors will be recognized during all workshops & social sessions and promoted on NDSC social media channels.