The Conference and Dinner planned for March 19, 2020 were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Check this page for updates.
The Up of Down: An Insight Into The World Of Down Syndrome
A project of Alexander's Angels, Inc.
ABOUT The Up of Down: An Insight Into The World of Down Syndrome and the current status of this Conference.
In 2007 Alexander's Angels founded The Up of Down: An Insight Into The World Of Down Syndrome. It typically consists of a panel of experts in various fields to acquaint the community with different aspects of Down syndrome. Symposiums have been hosted by area colleges, high schools, and corporations. Among the panelists there is always at least one self-advocate.
In 2019 the symposium turned into a full-fledged conference with the support of NYU Winthrop Hospital. In keeping with our tradition, self-advocates introduced the speakers.
Although the conference planned for March 19, 2020 had to be postponed, originally "live" to September 23rd. At the moment all events in 2020 will be conducted virtually. Alexander's Angels is working with NYU Winthrop Hospital for a possible rescheduling to 2021 with the event taking place live. Both the hospital and Alexander's Angels will continue discussing the best alternative as the hospital monitors the development of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please, check here at the end of June for possible updates.