Parents and self-advocates are encouraged to attend NDSS, NDSC, and other out-of-state conferences that support the mission of our organization. DSA will assist our members by reimbursing up to $250 per family per year for out-of-state conference fees only. The conference need not be DS-specific, but must have a component that will benefit the individual or family, such as education tools, behavior skills, health & wellness for individuals with disabilities, or advocacy training.