Taking the Lead to be NDSC’s Dance PartnerComfees’ mission is to support parents of children with special needs, by offering larger diaper sizes, to accommodate their child’s needs as they grow. To help promote this mission, Comfees partnered with the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) as a sponsor in 2018. This partnership has allowed Comfees to become an advocate of NDSC’s mission, “…to provide information, advocacy and support concerning all aspects of the like for individuals with Down syndrome.”
NDSC hosts an Annual Convention which brings together internationally known speakers, both professional and parents, to address concerns of all people interested in Down syndrome. The convention serves as a resource for the latest information on Down syndrome and as an opportunity to network/socialize for parents, family members, caregivers, and professionals. This year marks the 46th year of the Annual Convention, which will be held in at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, July 12-15th in Dallas, TX. As a new partner of the NDSC community, Comfees is excited to have the opportunity to sponsor the convention’s 321 Dance™, which will be held immediately after the Opening Reception on Friday, July 12th. The 321 Dance™ lets families kick-off the weekend with a fun event to celebrate all of the people with DS in their lives.
Conference Speakers on Toilet-Training for DS ChildrenOver the course of the weekend, there will be 80+ different 90 minute breakout workshop sessions designed to educate, inform and offer support to parents, family members and caregivers. There are two speakers who will address the topic of toilet-training and diapering challenges for special children on the conference schedule:
Will My Child Always Wear Diapers? Understanding Toilet Challenges and Exploring Solutions (Friday, July 13th from 1:30 – 3:00 PM)Terry Katz, PhD, Senior Instructor, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
Dr. Katz is a licensed psychologist who has worked with children with developmental disabilities for over 25 years. She co-founded a sleep behavior clinic and a toileting clinic for children with special needs at Children’s Hospital Colorado. This presentation will cover issues related to toileting, including the challenges involved in toilet training children with special needs and useful, practical strategies to teach this important skill.
Toilet Training Tips and Tricks (Saturday, July 14th from 3:30 – 5:00 PM)Stacy Taylor, MA, BCBA, Owner, Advance Behavior & Learning, daughter with DS, Maitland, FL
Toilet training is a definite rite of passage for children and parents. Don’t let this important skill become frustrating for your family. Come and learn some practical tips and tricks and set everyone up for success.
Last year’s NDSC Annual Convention drew in over 3,500 attendees from 19 different countries, with more than 125 experts there to educate and provide new information on Down syndrome. This year’s event is expected to exceed those numbers! To register for the NDSC convention, click here, and to learn more about Comfees partnership with NDSC check out Comfees’ Facebook page.