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Parent & Provider Forum Events

Through our Down Syndrome Program and in collaboration with the BCH Autism Spectrum Center, the Division of Developmental Medicine presents talks on a variety of educational topics throughout the year. From IEPs, to autism and anxiety, to sleep issues, our expert faculty speak about a range of subjects relevant to both parents and providers.  Please read on for information about upcoming events. You can also view past talks online in our archives. 

Unless otherwise noted, all Forum events are held from 6 - 8pm in the Folkman Auditorium (Enders Building), next to Boston Children's Hospital. Free parking is available at the main parking lot across from Boston Children’s Hospital. You will receive a parking voucher at the event.

Upcoming Events

Intro to Baby Sign Language! 

Saturday, February 28th from 3pm - 5pm

This workshop will provide an introduction to using American Sign Language vocabulary with your baby to facilitate early communication.  You will learn when to start, what signs to start with, and strategies for incorporating sign language into your daily routine.  This workshop is taught by Lane Rebelo, LCSW, owner and instructor of Tiny Signs of MetroWest Boston.  Lane is certified as a Master Instructor with Signing Times Academy and is also a licensed social worker.  We can have 20 families participate so please call or email Angela to reserve your spot!  We are grateful to the funds we raise so we can offer this workshop to families at no charge!  Children are totally welcome and encouraged to attend!

Angela 857-218-4329 or email at

Down Syndrome Program Allen C. Crocker Speaker Series (Click here for more information including location and online viewing options)

March 11, 2015  6:00pm

Dr Marc Ackerman will be presenting on "Orthodontic Care for Children with Down Syndrome".

Visit the Archives

Please contact our Recruitment Associate with any questions/comments at 857-218-3011.

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