About the 2019 NDSS Down Syndrome Adult Summit

The 2019 NDSS Down Syndrome Adult Summit is coming to Detroit, Michigan April 4 – 6, 2019. The summit will be hosted at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

Our 2nd Annual NDSS Down Syndrome Adult Summit will cover important and critical topics for all adults with Down syndrome. Speakers and topics will align with NDSS’ robust, comprehensive programs and pillars – including healthcare/research, inclusive education, community integration, economic self-sufficiency as well as employment and our NDSS #DSWORKS® Campaign. Aging-related changes and health issues, including Alzheimer’s disease, will also be covered.

As the life expectancy for individuals with Down syndrome continues to increase, NDSS is committed to ensuring our adults with Down syndrome, their families, caregivers and other key stakeholders have the best, most accurate information throughout adulthood.


Who is Eligible:

  • To provide a more inclusive Adult Summit, NDSS is offering a limited number of scholarships to self-advocates (18 and older), their families and caregivers who wish to attend the Adult Summit
  • NDSS would especially like to provide assistance to those unable to attend due to personal obstacles or other barriers. Awards will be based on these factors, and on need


  • Only residents of the US and its Territories are eligible to apply for the grant. If you are awarded a Registration Scholarship, you must reside in the US or its Territories at the time of travel
  • The 2019 NDSS Down Syndrome Adult Summit Scholarship can be applied towards hotel accommodations or registration to the conference

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