DSDN Rockin' Mom Retreat

Connect. Recharge.


September  16-17, 2022



Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Washington DC


Moms of children with Down syndrome in online DSDN groups



In 2022, DSDN will host our seventh annual Rockin' Mom™ Retreat! Rockin' moms (mothers of  children with Down Syndrome in our online groups) will gather from across the country to connect and recharge. The weekend's activities are planned for moms only (plan out the child care now!) and will focus on supporting moms with young children, although most everything will surely be relevant at all parts of our journey.

You may choose to pay for attending the event or fundraise for DSDN to earn retreat prizes. 


  • Registration Cost - $300* (includes swag bag, speakers, activities, Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch and Saturday's Moms Night Out)   

  • Hotel Room Cost - $199/night (for double or king)
    DSDN has a group rate of $199 for single/double occupancy traditional rooms. Each additional person above double occupancy is an additional $20. The $20 resort fee is in addition to the room rate. All rooms are subject to 15.25% tax plus $2.50 per night city tax. Total cost per night is about $250.

*$250 Early Bird Rate available through February 28



  • Registration ends August 1, 2022 or sooner if spaces are filled

  • Refunds requested by an attendee issued prior to August 1 will be refunded a partial registration fee of $100. After August 1, no refund will be issued.

  • Registration numbers are limited. 

  • Limited hotel rooms available at the discounted rate of $199/night. 

  • When reserving a room, one night will be paid as a deposit

Tentative Event Schedule:

(Some things may change)

Thursday Night

  • Registration

  • Optional event- not included in registration

Friday 10am- 9 pm

  • Rockin' It Walk/Run 5k

  • Retreat Registration

  • GLOBAL Research and Medical Care Roundtable

  • Exhibits 

  • Welcome Reception/Meet and Greet

  • Birth Group Photos and Meetups 

  • Keynote Speaker:

    • Rachel Coleman

  • Meals included: Dinner

Saturday 8 am-10 pm

  • Exhibits/Pampering

  • Rockin' Family Fund Project

  • Keynote Speakers:

    • Rose Reif​

    • Jessica Avila

  • Mom's Night Out

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, MNO