MDSC 40th Anniversary Conference


Saturday, March 23, 2024
DCU Center
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA 01608

Returning in person for the first time in five years, we are thrilled to celebrate MDSC’s 40th Anniversary UnstoppABLE Conference on March 23, where we will mark our organization and community’s four decades of Building Brighter Tomorrows!

With participants coming from across New England and beyond, we are excited to bring together over 500 individuals — our incredible self advocates with Down syndrome, as well as parents and caretakers, grandparents and siblings, health care professionals, educators and others — to hear the latest research findings and timely information from regional and national experts on the full range of topics as it relates to Down syndrome.

Our 40th Anniversary Conference will put a particular focus on the state of research in Down syndrome, including innovative clinical trials, studies and initiatives across the country which promise to improve the lives of people with Down syndrome. Throughout the day, you will have access to dozens of expert-led sessions, each providing invaluable information and resources for all attendees — families with young children through adulthood, educators, medical professionals, siblings, and, of course, self advocates.

Join us March 23 as we bring our UnstoppABLE: 40 Years of Building Brighter Tomorrows theme to life even beyond the presentations, by connecting with old and new friends, sharing our individual and collective journeys, and taking stock of all the countless victories — small and large — that exemplify our community’s resilience over the past four decades.

The 40th Anniversary Conference represents a true milestone for the MDSC community and we hope to see you there!


Note: Please check here for updates on registrations for the Self-Advocate Workshops.


Conference Program
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Awards Luncheon Sponsor


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Friend Sponsors


Special thanks to the MA Department of Developmental Services for their support.