FYI, from Down Syndrome NSW

 

FYI, from Down Syndrome NSW

MENTAL WELLNESS & HEALTHY LIVING FOR PEOPLE WITH DOWN SYNDROME
Dennis McGuire to visit Australia

Mental Wellness & Healthy Living 2016

Down Syndrome NSW is delighted to announce that Dennis McGuire PhD, Down syndrome behavioural expert will visit Australia in May, 2016. Dennis is co-author of Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome and The Guide to Good Health for Teens and Adults with Down Syndrome,

Dennis McGuire is a highly sought after speaker on the areas of mental wellness and healthy ageing in people with Down syndrome (DS). In 1992 Dr McGuire, with colleague Dr Brian Chicoine MD, established The Adult Down Syndrome Centre in Chicago. During his tenure as Director of Psychosocial Services for the Centre, Dennis served the health and psychosocial needs of over 5000 adults with Down syndrome. In 2013 he joined the Global Down Syndrome Foundation to establish a centre of excellence for the care of adults with DS and is now in private practice. He regularly presents at national and international conferences and has contributed to numerous publications.

Dennis McGuire will present a series of seminars in Melbourne and Sydney for parents, carers and service providers. There will also be separate professional development seminars for health professionals with an interest in intellectual disability. Interactive webinars with Dennis McGuire will be announced shortly for people living outside the Melbourne and Sydney areas.

‘Dennis is a warm and engaging speaker with a wealth of lived experience in understanding people with Down syndrome and creating the best conditions to encourage mental wellness,’ said Margot Elliffe, DS NSW Board member and chair of the Mental Wellness & Healthy Aging 2016 Tour Committee. ‘This is a unique opportunity for anyone in the Down syndrome community to get first- hand information to support healthy ageing and mental wellness for all people with Down syndrome.’

Dennis McGuire will be in Melbourne on May 6 (professionals) and 7 (family and carers), and Sydney on May 13 (professionals) and 14 (family and carers), 2016.

For further information call 02 9841 4444 or to register to attend online at

Mental Wellness & Healthy Living 2016

“Mental Wellness of Adults with Down Syndrome,” 2006,