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21 Series

On the 21st of each month, we host an educational workshop for parents, professionals, relatives and advocates (15 & up). Workshop topics will change each month and local experts will present in their area of expertise. Some of the topics include Sensory Processing, Puberty, Healthcare Transitions and more! These workshops are free to attend, but registration is required.

 

Securing Your Family's Future

Ages: Parents and professionals
Dates: Monday, January 21
Time: 6:30 - 8 PM
Location: DSAGC, 4623 Wesley Ave, Suite A Cincinnati, OH 45212
Presented By: Jim Singler, Calfee
Program Coordinator: Kari Kester, Development Director
Description: Do you find yourself asking questions like: How can I start now to prepare for my child’s future? Why do I need a will? What is a power of attorney? Should I have a trust or an ABLE account? What kind of trust should I set up? What is a letter of intent?

Join us as Jim Singler covers topics such as:

​In addition to Jim’s presentation, there will be time for questions, as well as an information table of additional resources that will help you as you think through a plan that best fits your family’s needs. Jim Singler is Partner in Charge of Estate Planning for the Cincinnati office of Calfee.  Jim has helped thousands of families with estate planning, elder law, Medicaid, guardianship and special needs planning.  Jim has been named as an Ohio Rising Star every year since 2011 and was in the Forty under Forty Class of 2012.  In 2018, Cincinnati Magazine designated Jim Cincy Leading Lawyer.

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Racial Disparities in Health Outcomes among African-Americans with Down Syndrome

Ages: Parents and professionals
Dates: Thursday, February 21
Time: 6:30 - 8 PM
Location: DSAGC, 4623 Wesley Ave, Suite A Cincinnati, OH 45212
Presented By: Dr. Anna Esbensen and Dr. Lauren Wang
Program Coordinator: Mariclare Hulbert, Outreach Coordinator and Amy Iten, Community Group Coordinator
Description: African-Americans with Down syndrome are reported to experience significantly shorter lifespans than their Caucasian peers. This presentation provides the audience with updated life expectancies based on Tennessee administrative databases, and an understanding of how racial disparities in health and hospitalizations contribute to these disparate life expectancies. The doctors will discuss ways to promote better health outcomes.

Anna Esbensen, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati Medical School in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.  She studies the lifespan development of individuals with Down syndrome and provides clinical services to families of children with Down syndrome through the Jane and Richard Thomas Center for Down Syndrome.

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Some of these resources were created by the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati (DSAGC). If you work for an outside organization or live outside the Greater Cincinnati area, please consider making a donation so we can maintain updated resources.