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 register and raise funds online throughout October. Then, at the end of the month we host a festive celebration for families, sponsors, and friends at Saluda Shoals Park Athletic Fields!

Buddy Walk 2024 will be held on Sunday, October 27th! We are planning a wonderful day of fall festivities. Sponsorship opportunities are available now!

Interested in Volunteer Leadership opportunities to help plan our events? Contact Jacki Garbinsky!

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. Families can connect with professionals, and this increased communication sets the stage for children and individuals with disabilities to reach their full potential.

Hopes and Dreams will be held Thursday, March 21, 2025 at R2i2 Conference Center!

Black and white photo of male toddler being kissed my parents on each cheek

LOOK! is an annual 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.

Photographer Application.

Family Application.

2024 Event Sponsorship Opportunities