Date(s) - 08/11/2018
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
St. Ignatius College Prep
“Creating Life Long Learners!”
NADS 2018 Conference
Saturday, August 11, 2018
7:30 am – 4:30 pm
St. Ignatius College Prep located at 1076 West Roosevelt Road/Chicago, IL
To register: https://www.nads.org/events/nads-conference-2018/
Katie Driscoll — Keynote Speaker
Founder and President of Changing the Face of Beauty, a nonprofit that believes media and advertising can change perceptions of the disability community. Katie was named 2017 TODAY Style Hero, and one of Good House Keeping’s 2017 Awesome Women. She’s been featured on the Today Show, and in Huffington Post, People magazine, and other media publications. She believes the future of the disability community will be changed if companies value this enormous minority as a consumer in their advertising.
Kayla McKeon — Self-Advocate Keynote Speaker
Kayla serves as manager of grassroots advocacy for the National Down Syndrome Society including creating demand for employment for those with Down syndrome. She is the first registered lobbyist with Down syndrome in Washington. Her responsibilities include educating other about the demand for employment among those with Down syndrome and representing the organization on Capitol Hill.
Breakout sessions for families and professionals:
Conference attendees find numerous opportunities to broaden their knowledge about Down syndrome and expand their personal network of contacts.t