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Inclusion Institute Workshop- Promoting Mental Health Across the Lifespan in Individuals with Down Syndrome

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We warmly welcome you to attend a workshop:

Promoting Mental Health Across the Lifespan in Individuals with Down Syndrome..

The workshop is an informative workshop by Abby Rowley who is a Clinical Therapist at the Adult Down Syndrome Centre in Illinois.

This workshop will help parents, carers and supporters to understand some mental health issues across the lifespan of individuals with Down Syndrome.

Mental health is a critical component of overall wellbeing. In this session, commonly seen mental health concerns at various phases of life will be presented.

Topics will include life transitions, grief/loss, relationships, and more. families and caregivers will learn practical strategies to help promote mental health throughout the lifespan of individuals with Down syndrome in order to work to prevent more serious mental health / behavioral issues. 


Abby is a licensed clinical social worker. She received a bachelor’s degree in community health with a concentration in disability studies and a master’s degree of social work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her previous roles include case manager at a residential community for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and school social worker, both in the public school system and at a private special education school.
She provides assessment and treatment as well as patient, family, and community education, including presentations and group facilitation. Abby has an aunt with Down syndrome


Speaker: Abby Rowley

When: Tuesday 7th May 2024

Time: 9am - 10:30am

Where: Online

Cost: Free

Membership is Essential to attend this event. 

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This session WILL NOT be recorded. 

Slides and resources from this session WILL be shared following the presentation. 

Content Warning: Please note this facilitated workshop will discuss the topic of Down syndrome. Attendees are advised that statistics, life experiences and challenges associated with living

with Down syndrome may be discussed, which may be triggering or confronting for some participants. We encourage all attendees to priorities self care, and note that participants are free to leave the event at any time.   

Down Syndrome NSW is the peak body for Down syndrome. We work with pride to support people with Down syndrome to reach their full potential. Your support at our events makes our work possible. Where we can, we provide events for free or at cost recovery only. We greatly appreciate your support. 

We kindly ask that each person attending register a ticket, even if you are sharing a zoom link so it is fair for all. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Down Syndrome NSW


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