Throughout the history of the Down Syndrome Community, we have helped present informative and inspirational speakers. LAUNCH, a now-defunct affiliate of the DSC, offered presentations nearly every month specific to their group. Once a year, the DSC would team with LAUNCH to feature a speaker event promoted to the entire special needs community.


The DSC has continued to present important speakers, and seizes every opportunity to continue doing so. More recent guest speaker presentations include:


  • Karen Gaffney—swimmer/advocate/speaker
  • Katie Basford—author, We Dance Together
  • Jon Colman and Sara Weir—past president and current president of the NDSS
  • Lauren Potter—actor on “Glee”—DSC was a Gold Sponsor of the ParentMap event