North Carolina Down Syndrome Conference

North Carolina Down Syndrome Conference

Saturday, November 16th


8:30 – 9:00 Registration/Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30 Keynote
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:15 Breakout Session 1
12:15 – 1:15 Networking Lunch
Lunch included with registration
1:15 – 2:45 Breakout Session 2
2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 4:30 Breakout Session 3
8:30 – 3:00 Exhibit Booths

A sampling of the 18 breakout sessions…more to come

Thomas L. Layton, Ph.D. has 40 years as a professor, clinician, and a teacher. He is the Past Chair/Professor, now retired, of the Department of Communication Disorders at North Carolina Central University. “Dr. Tom” will share is expertise and discuss Speech, Language, and Literacy among students with Down syndrome.

Rose Reif, MS, LPCA, CRC, BC-TMH is in private practice at Reif Counseling Services where she helps individuals with disabilities and special needs parents cope with anxiety, depression, and just about anything else. Rose will bring her 20 years of experience and guide attendees through the perils of potty training.

M. Sean Godwin holds numerous professional qualifications, including the Special Care Planner certificate, as an Investment Advisor Representative at Capitol Financial Solutions. Sean will tap into his nearly 20 years of experience to answer the question “what is going to happen to my child when I am not around?”

Sam Hening’s life changed dramatically after he received the NC Innovations Waiver, which allowed him to move from his family’s home in eastern North Carolina, to a supported living arrangement in Raleigh. Sam, his mother Suzanne Hening, and Nicole Keifer from the Arc NC, will share Sam’s journey to independent living.