Adult Matters

The Adult Matters Conference is held annually. Our next conference will be in the spring on of 2015. If you are interested in serving on the planning committee or have any great ideas for the conference, please email Kathleen at

See you in 2015!

4th Annual Adult Matters ConferenceLori for Adult matters

Half Day Conference

May 31st, 2014
9:00 – 2:00

Marriott West
9960 Wayzata Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN


The Art and Science of Wellness Presented by: Dr. Dennis McGuire, Ph.D. Every adult, with or without Down syndrome has his or her individual needs relative to maintaining their health. That starts with building on strengths, but it also depends on being watchful for conditions and behaviors that can threaten health and disrupt rewarding lives. Dr. Dennis McGuire, drawing on his clinical experience with thousands of adults with Down syndrome, will discuss both sides of the wellness challenge for adults with Down syndrome and will explore the emerging relationship DSAM building with this internationally respected healthcare professional.

Healthy Relationships Presented by: Tatum Bishop, Family Tree Clinic In this presentation, participants will learn to recognize elements of healthy and unhealthy relationships, as well as get ideas for starting discussions with their children with Down Syndrome. We will discuss consent, communication, decision making, and developing intimacy. These concepts apply to romantic relationships as well as friendships, so this information can be useful whether or not your child is romantically involved.


9:00 – 9:30 Registration

9:30 – 11:00 The Art and Science of Wellness, Presented by: Dr. Dennis McGuire, M.D.

11:00 – 11:15 Break & snack

11:15 – 12:30 Healthy Relationships, Presented by: Tatum Bishop, Family Tree Clinic

12:30 – 2:00 Lunch & Networking

Fee & Registration

This half day conference will be $25. You can register online by visiting: or by downloading the conference flyer (.pdf) and mailing it in with your payment.

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