Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Newcastle seminar now on Dennis McGuire's tour schedule: 7th May

Down Syndrome NSW is delighted to announce that Dennis McGuire PhD, internationally renowned behavioural expert, will be in Newcastle on Saturday 7 May to deliver a seminar on Mental Wellness and Healthy Living for People with Down Syndrome.
You may already be aware of Dennis’s work and long time commitment to people with Down syndrome.  Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome; A Guide to Emotional and Behavioural Strengths and Challenges, which he co-wrote, has for many years been the most borrowed item in the DS NSW library.  In 1992 Dennis co-founded the Adult Down Syndrome Clinic of Chicago, serving as its Director of Psychosocial Services for many years before taking up the position of Senior Consultant, Global Down Syndrome Foundation, Denver.

The Newcastle seminar will be invaluable for families and carers of people with Down syndrome as well as professionals with an interest in intellectual disability.  So please feel free share this information with any therapists, GPs or other health professionals.

Dennis will cover topics such as ...
  • promoting strengths and creative potential,
  • behavioural characteristics of people with DS involving social skills,
  • promoting healthy self-esteem and
  • creating environments that support mental wellness and good health.
This is a unique opportunity to hear first-hand the information and practical knowledge gained from over 30 years of practice to best support mental wellness and health living for all people with Down syndrome. We hope you can join us.

When:    SATURDAY 7 MAY 2016
Time:     9am – 1pm
Where:  Wallsend Diggers, 5 Tyrrell Street, Wallsend
Cost:      $99 DS NSW Members / $139 non-members 
Please note - the previously advertised Melbourne seminar on this date has been cancelled.

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