We have a get together this Saturday, November 12th, from 10 am-12 noon at First Christian Church on Patterson Street, Valdosta, GA. This is a regularly scheduled meeting event for the DSA. Please spread the word with those who are interested in attending support group meetings.
We also have a shared meeting with the local general special needs group, SOS, on Sunday, November 13th at 3 pm. This meeting is going to discuss Special Needs Trusts and what you should know about them concerning your child. Lawyer Al Turner will be the guest speaker. The meeting will be held at Leapin Lizards on Dale Drive here in Valdosta. Childcare will not be provided, so if you plan on bringing any children, please be advised that you will need someone to watch them while we meet. Children will be charged the regular admission prices of Leapin Lizards, which is 4.50 for children 3 and under, 7.50 for children 4 and up.
Here are some links to some interesting articles I have received recently. If you have something you would like to share with us, please send us a message. If you have any other suggestions or comments, please allow us to be of service to you. Thank you for your interest in our group.
This is from the National Down syndrome Society.
Our November webinar will be “Oral Health and Down Syndrome” with Jessica De Bord. (This is an encore presentation from earlier this year).
This presentation will describe oral characteristics that are common in people with Down syndrome, ways to prevent dental disease, and tips for finding a dentist and having a successful dental visit.
Jessica De Bord is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. Dr. De Bord is the oral health faculty for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at the USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She earned her BA from San Diego State University and her DDS from the UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. De Bord completed her residency training in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington (UW) and Seattle Children’s Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident. During her residency she completed a Certificate in Maternal and Child Health through the UW School of Public Health, an MS in Dentistry, and an MA in Bioethics and Humanities.
Dr. De Bord’s primary clinical and research interests are the oral health of children with developmental disabilities and ethics. She serves on the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Committee on Special Needs, is a member of the Clinical Advisory Board of the National Down Syndrome Society, serves on the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Ethics Resource Committee, and is a board member of the Academy of Dentistry for People with Disabilities. She is a member of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry, the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, and the American Society of Dental Ethics.
Slides from the presentation will be posted to www.ndss.org. During the webinar there will be time for Q and A.
Please feel free to share this webinar and the login information with anyone you feel may be interested in the presentation.
Please register to attend this webinar. Seats are limited: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/863082050
National Down Syndrome Society
666 Broadway, Suite 810
New York, NY 10012
National Down Syndrome Society | 666 Broadway | New York | NY | 10012
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