ISSUES: Pittsburgh hosts national Down syndrome convention

Pittsburgh hosted thousands of visitors for the National Down Syndrome Convention at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center last month.{ }

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh is no stranger to hosting major events and last month the city hosted the National Down Syndrome Congress' national convention at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Thousands of people from across the globe attend the annual convention each year, sharing the latest information from experts and continuing to build a sense of community for those impacted by Down syndrome and their caregivers.

One local organization benefiting from the convention taking place locally is the Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh, which works to enrich the lives of individuals with Down Syndrome, their families and communities.

Nicole Costantino from the DSAP recently appeared on "Issues on the Point" to discuss what it means to have the convention in Pittsburgh, detail the work being done each day locally and promote how people can volunteer their time and provide economic support for the organization.

For more information, visit the Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh online.

Watch "Issues on the Point" every Sunday morning at 6:30 on 22 the Point.