Extending Convention From Your Couch Through July 12

It is hard to believe that we are in the final days of the NDSC Convention From Your Couch.  Although nothing can replace attending an NDSC Convention in-person, we hope that you have found the virtual event provided information, resources, and connections that are useful for you and your family. 

If you have not attended Convention From Your Couch and would like access to the private channel with nearly 7 weeks of programming, we are extending the viewing channel access through July 12.  The details to gain access are below. 

Saturday, June 27, we will wrap up this year’s convention.  We have a jam-packed day planned beginning with advocacy training for parents, professionals, and of course, self-advocates. This session is open to everyone. Registration for Convention From Your Couch is not required.  We will celebrate those who are making a difference in the Down syndrome community, hold our annual membership meeting, then hang out with the star of “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” Zack Gottsagen.  We hear that Zack will be joined by a few friends from the movie also!  It wouldn’t be an NDSC Convention without a dance.  Please plan to join us for the 321 Zoom Dance Party to close out the 48th NDSC Convention, then let the countdown begin to Phoenix!

Saturday, June 27 Schedule:

1:00 to 3:00 PM ET – Advocacy Training Boot Camp 
Open to anyone interested in learning more about advocacy
Aimed at beginner advocates, this two-hour session will provide information from effective self-advocates, parent advocates, and the expert NDSC Policy & Advocacy Team. Learn what advocacy is, the basics of the legislative process, how to engage and build relationships with elected officials, and how to utilize social media in your advocacy efforts.
To help the Policy Team prepare for the advocacy needs of the audience, please complete a pre-event survey at https://forms.gle/FvQytUTwkuc27E5M6  
Survey respondents and all registered CFYC attendees will receive a GoToWebinar link to attend

4:00 PM ET  – NDSC Annual Awards Ceremony
For all registered for Convention From Your Couch
Help us celebrate and honor this year’s award winners! Join us as we honor the individuals, companies, and organizations that go above and beyond in the Down syndrome community.
Registered CFYC attendees will receive a GoToWebinar link to attend

6:00 PM ET – General Membership Meeting Open to all NDSC members
The NDSC will conduct its annual membership meeting with reports from our Executive Director, Treasurer, and Foundation Trustees. The nominating committee will present the slate of nominees; then, the membership will elect new Board members.  
Register to join the meeting at  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/553556133840321291
All registered CFYC attendees will receive a GoToWebinar link to attend

7:00 PM ET – Plenary Session with Keynote Speaker Zack Gottsagen
All Convention From Your Couch attendees are invited  
Emceed by NDSC’s board president Dr. Kishore Vellody, attendees will meet Zack Gottsagen and enjoy a Q&A session with producers of “The Peanut Butter Falcon” interviewed by our friend, Rob Snow, founder of Stand Up for Downs and the Improvaneers. 
Registered CFYC attendees will receive a GoToWebinar link to attend

9:00 PM ET –321 Zoom Dance Party!   
We look forward to seeing everyone and dancing the night away.  Put on your dancing shoes and join us on Zoom.
All registered CFYC attendees will receive link to attend

Just Announced – Extended Viewing – To provide more time for Convention From Your Couch attendees to access workshop recordings and handouts available on the private viewing channel, we are extending viewing through July 12! 

CFYC Recorded Workshops

It’s not too late! – You can still attend Convention From Your Couch. Get access through July 12, to the private NDSC CFYC Channel to view all recorded convention workshops shown above, for just $49, when you register by clicking the button below.
Don’t miss your last chance to get access to all of the great resources presented during Convention From Your Couch!