DSDN Rockin' Mom™ and Dad™ Retreats
Connect & Recharge
As the largest national organization to support parents at the time of diagnosis and through the beginning years of raising a child with Down syndrome, DSDN is proud to offer rockin' parents from around the globe a time to gather for a weekend retreat to connect and recharge.
Our annual Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network retreats began with 90 rockin' moms in a small airport hotel in Minneapolis in the fall of 2015. That weekend was a powerful reminder of what a unique and incredible community we belong to as parents of children with Down syndrome. Being in a room with other parents who "get it" can be a critical part of the parenting journey.
Each year our event has grown as we have traveled to Chicago (2016) and Dallas (2017), too. In 2018, we hosted 400 moms of children with Down syndrome in Phoenix and decided to also provide an opportunity for the DSDN Rockin' Dads to also meet up. The first Rockin' Dad retreat was held in Chicago in the summer of 2018. 2019 brought record numbers for both events as we hosted 700 moms in Nashville and 60 dads in Denver.
Our 2022 Rockin' Mom™ Retreat will take place at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC on September 16-17.
Our 2022 Rockin' Dad Retreat will take place in Indianapolis July 29-30.