29th Annual WNY Developmental Disabilities Conference
Monday, April 3, 2017
Parent Network News
Jamie Brewer, star of the FX hit television series, American Horror Story, and the 1st woman with Down Syndrome to walk in the New York Fashion week, will be a keynote speaker at the 29th annual Developmental Disabilities Conference.
Registration is now open for the Conference, which will be hosted at The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls on Thursday, May 18th 2017. The event, more commonly known as DDDAY has long been a staple of the WNY disability community, bringing together local and regional agencies, industry connected vendors and suppliers, direct support professionals and the individuals that all of these groups support. The conference is the largest one of its kind in the United States and has been growing bigger and more sophisticated with every year.
Brewer, alongside 20 other guest speakers, will present their expertise on a wide range of topics surrounding disabilities. This year’s conference theme, “My Hopes, My Dreams, My Future” encourages individuals to take a role in the course of their own lives and in being a force for change in their own communities.
Jamie, is best known for her breakthrough multi-dimensional role as Adelaide 'Addie' Langdon in American Horror Story. She works tirelessly for the Down Syndrome and disabled communities including speaking and advocating for the disabled at the Texas State Capitol with the state lawmakers to change the state's wording to 'intellectually disabled".
Rick Banner, representative from the DDDAY planning committee says: “We are honored to have such an outstanding role model and activist speak to our attendees about the inclusion of people with disabilities. She is a true inspiration.”