Thursday, April 28, 2011

Is There a CMF Mini-Conference Near You?

My husband and I attended the mini-conference in Madison, WI in November 2010. It was great to be able to meet parents on the protocol and to be able to ask Teresa Cody, founder of The Changing Minds Foundation, questions.

Orlando, FL November 12, 2011
The Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida has partnered with The Changing Minds Foundation to bring families in Florida an informational presentation/one-day seminar about the CMF protocol. Dr. Teresa Cody will be the main speaker and she will present the science behind each item of the protocol to parents, educators and medical professionals. We will also get to hear from Joanne Mothes, a special education teacher who works exclusively with children and adults with Down syndrome. She will shed some light on the differences she sees in children that take the CMF protocol because half of her group of students takes the protocol and half of them do not. The seminar will be in Orlando on November 12, 2011 from 9:00am to 3:00pm and registration will open on September 30, 2011. You can find the details and registration at

Want Teresa Cody to come talk to your local DS community?
If you are willing to coordinate the event, just send CMF an email to and they will happily add your town to their schedule.

Here are the most recent three events:

Down Syndrome Association of Houston
7015 West Tidwell, Bldg. G, Suite 108
Houston, Texas 77092
July 23, 2011
9:00am - 11:00am (with lunch afterward) (in English)
Spanish Version starts at 1:00pm (given by translator)
Teresa will be there to answer questions afterward

Monday, May 16th, in Deer Park, TX.

Both Teresa and Joanne Mothes, special education tutor of children with Down syndrome, will speak to parents, teachers, doctors and anyone else interested in hearing about the CMF protocol.

Teresa will present the details of the protocol along with the science behind it. She will also be sharing new information on sleep in relation to DS as well as a solution she has found.

Joanne will share her experience as a special education tutor since half her students are on the protocol and half are not.

Gerrie Bourque and her 14 year old son, Tyler are hosting. He has just started the CMF protocol and his mother says she is amazed at the changes she is seeing in her son! She was so excited that she wanted to have Teresa come and share the information with her local friends and DS group.

Seminar Information:

Monday, May 16, 2011

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Deer Park Community Center

610 San Augustine

Deer Park, TX 77536

No charge to attend

Donations will be accepted at the door

Evansville, Indiana hosts CMF on June 25th. The Down syndrome Parent Network called SMILE on Down Syndrome, is happy to welcome Teresa to speak to their group.

In addition to answering questions and concerns from the audience, Teresa will play a video of Joanne Mothes' presentation from their conference last July, entitled "Draw a Line in the Sand". In her talk, Joanne compares the students that are on the CMF protocol to those who are not. The difference is astounding!

You will also hear from Miriam Kauk, a CMF parent since 2008 and founder of my favorite website: You will also get to meet her 18 year old daughter, Mary who has been on the protocol for over two years.

When: June 25, 2011

Where: Wired Coffee House

111 NW 4th Street

Evansville, IN 47708

Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

(Central Time Zone)

Check-In at 8:30am

Cost: No Charge -- Donations Only

Although the seminar is FREE, please register your attendance so they can be prepared for the number of people to expect. Thank you!

To Register:

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