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Upcoming Webinars with Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L and Brian Chicoine, MD

January 14, 2023 06:00 AM
Upcoming webinars with Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L and Brian Chicoine, MD

Our occupational therapist Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L, and our medical director Brian Chicoine, MD, are both presenting webinars on January 18. Information and registration links are shared below.

Sensory Processing Strategies to Support Community Participation in People with DS throughout the Lifespan

Presenter: Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 

Time: 10:00am Central Time

No cost

Hosted by the European Down Syndrome Association

Description: Has anyone ever suggested that your loved one with Down syndrome has sensory processing deficits? Can transitioning between activities or places be challenging? Sensory processing impacts all of us, but for many individuals with Down syndrome, the inability to control their sensory needs can impact their independence and community participation. This presentation will describe sensory processing and the different ways sensory processing can impact individuals with Down syndrome as they age. Practical sensory activities that can be incorporated daily as well as affordable equipment suggestions will be provided.



Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Down Syndrome

Presenter: Brian Chicoine, MD

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Time: 4:00pm Central Time

No cost

Hosted by the Alzheimer's Association

Description: Brian Chicoine, MD will provide an overview of Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down syndrome, including why Alzheimer’s disease is more common in adults with Down syndrome compared to adults without Down syndrome. He will also describe similarities and differences in the presentation, progression, and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease in adults with Down syndrome and strategies to support individuals with Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease and their families and caregivers.


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