The Up of Down: An Insight Into the World of Down Syndrome
Usually presented as a panel of experts in the field that includes representatives from several Down syndrome organizations and family members touched by Down syndrome, occasionally, as is the case this time, the program includes a series of single speakers at different times.
Stephen Lazare is a partner at the Manhattan law firm of Lazare Potter & Giacovas LLP, where he heads the firm’s insurance coverage/litigation group. Steve is a 1985 graduate of Albany Law School of Union University, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of its Law Review, and a 1982 graduate of St. Lawrence University where he earned a BA in Economics. He is active in the New York State Bar Association, currently serving as Vice-Chairman of its Section on Insurance Coverage and is a frequent lecturer and author to the legal community.
Steve previously served on the board of Child Hope International and other non-profit organizations. He was a member of the NDSS New York City Buddy Walk Steering Committee in 2004 and 2005.
Steve and his wife, Mary, have three kids, ages 14, 13 and 3. The youngest, Anna, has Down syndrome and is the inspiration for the Anna’s Amigos website- a website dedicated to the awareness and acceptance of people with Down syndrome
Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation (DSRTF) was founded in 2004 by a dedicated group of parents and leading scientists who are committed to finding treatments to improve cognition and prevent early dementia in persons with Down syndrome.
SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Traylor MacLellan, http://www.downsyndromestore.org/
QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD
NOTE: Jack Dean, who was originally scheduled to speak at this event, is unable to attend.
UPCOMING EVENT: Don’t miss next week’s talk -- Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. -- given by Mike Hoffman on advocacy efforts towards inclusion.