Down Country brings nationally recognized speakers and exhibits to the Tri0State area and hosts local "outside the box" experts on educational, technology, and/or medical issues.

For More Information, Call 217-617-3568 or e-mail info@upatdowncountry.com

Past Speakers include:  Michael Remus, Special Education Director (Inclusion), Sean J SMith PhD, University of Kansas Education & Technology, Jim Faber, President of the National Down Syndrome Congress 2011-2014, Dr. Marilyn Tolbert,EdD Texas Christina University& President of the National Down  Syndrome Congress 2014-2017, David Tolleson, Executive Director Nationational Down Sydnrome Congress, Stacy Taylor, Behavior, John Effinger Missouri Assistive Technology, Dr. Jim NuttallPhD, Educational Apps for Struggling Readers, Katie Roe, Illinois Assistive Technology, Stacy Kintigh, Transition Expert, Suzanne Faber, Master in Public Health, MPH & Certified Nutrition & lifestyle coach, Dr. Nathan Seaman, General Practioner & local expert on diet & nutrition, Penni Ippenson, Cognitive Behavior Therapist, Nancy Gianni, President & Foudner Gigi's Playhouse, "I Have a Voice" Display from Gigi's Playhouse & "Million Voices" display from Gigi'sPlayhouse, Tara Shade, Autism Expert/Advocate & Parent, Kate Dougherty, Educational Technology, Tim Harris, Self Advocate & Owner Tim's Place Restaurant, Chris & LArinee Dennis, Educational Technology, Michelle Todd, Educational Technology, Barb Spekchart, Educational Technology, Brad Kurz, Educational Technology, Karen Gaffney, Self Advocate/Inspirational Speaker, Lee Jones, Self Advocate/Inspirational Speaker, Tony Piontek, Self Advocate/Inspirational Speaker, Christine Maxwell, Self Advocate/Inspirational Speaker, Carrie Bergeron, Self Advocate/Inspirational Speaker, Nolan Smith, Teen Extraordinairre & Self Advocate/Inspirational Speaker