Our Events

Buddy Walk

As part of Down Syndrome Awareness Month each October, Buddy Walk is a celebration for families who have a child with Down syndrome. Individuals and teams raise funds online and Family Connection hosts a festive virtual presentation for families, sponsors and friends! 

If you missed any of our multi-day virtual celebration held October 22 – 24, 2021, please watch here!

Hopes & Dreams Conference

Our Hopes and Dreams Conference offers professionals, family members and self-advocates an opportunity to learn more about resources and support available to the special needs community. Family members can connect with professionals, and this increased communication sets the stage for children and individuals with disabilities to reach their full potential.

Family Connection’s Hopes and Dreams 2022

Keynote Speaker: Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., author of more than 20 books including Taking Charge of ADHD.

Dr. Barkley will be our keynote speaker on April 6th!

More details on our two-day conference coming soon!

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LOOK! is a photography exhibit showcasing the beauty and unique abilities of the children of families we serve. 

Local photographers donate photo sessions to capture compelling images of these children in their favorite settings.

The LOOK! Exhibit speaks to our goals of inclusion, equity, and community. We hope viewers take a moment to reflect, and to see the joy and everyday moments experienced by children and youth who also happen to have a disability.

LOOK! 2022 Family and Photographer Applications now open!

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LOOK! Art Walk

Visit businesses across the greater downtown area who are destinations on the LOOK! Art Walk.

Each destination is hosting one or more photos from our existing LOOK! collection—creating the exciting LOOK! Art Walk!

Visit each location to view the photos and read the inspiring stories accompanying them.

Visiting these destinations is an opportunity to support children and youth with disabilities, and the mission of Family Connection!