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The Down Syndrome Education Series was launched in October 2014. Each month, a speaker in the field of Down syndrome education, health care, or research is brought to Omaha to present information to DSA members that will positively impact the well-being of their children.

The program received a Global Down Syndrome Foundation Educational Grant and continues to receive funding from local philanthropists and corporations.

The series was created as our unconventionally-formatted conference, and will bring in speakers that one could expect to find at one of the major 3-day DS conferences across the nation. 

Sessions are held at 6:30 PM at the University of Nebraska Omaha unless otherwise noted on the DSA calendar. We invite DSA families, educators, therapists, healthcare workers, students, and other professionals to attend. Occasionally, a separate afternoon presentation may be offered to educators, therapists, healthcare workers, students, and other professionals in order to ensure the best delivery of the material being covered. 

Sessions are free but please register through our events calendar.

*Childcare is not provided. With the exception of infants, we request that you do not bring children to the presentations.


Speaker & topics for the 2022 year include:

  • January - Behavior Resources & Interventions
  • February - Getting Involved in Legislative Advocacy
  • March - Helping children and adults with Down syndrome cope with grief
  • April - Diet Information for Individuals who have Down syndrome
  • May - MMI Dental Clinic
  • June-August DSA may introduce special engagement speakers/events, T.B.D.
  • September - Down Syndrome 101 and your student who has Down syndrome
  • October - Top 10 Effective Communication Methods for Parents in Special Education
  • November - Potty Training
  • December - Intro. to "Special Readers"

Speaker & topics for the 2021 year include:

Series Educativas sobre el Síndrome de Down Programa 2021

Speaker & topics for the 2020 year include:

Speaker and topics for the 2019 year include:

Speaker and topics for the 2018 year include:

Speaker and topics for the 2017 year include:

Speaker and topics for the 2015-2016 year include: