Our Events

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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. Teams fundraise online and Family Connection hosts a festive walk and outdoor get together where families build relationships with each other and our participating businesses and community members.

We hope to have an in-person Buddy Walk celebration in early November 2021!

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LOOK! Photography Exhibit

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

Local photographers donate their time and talent to capture compelling photos of children in their favorite settings. The photos are unveiled as a collection at an opening night ceremony and the exhibit remains on display at the featured venue. 

The exhibit speaks to our goal of inclusion and celebrates children and families. We hope visitors take a moment to think, react, and feel, and to really see the joy and everyday moments experienced by children and youth who also happen to have a disability. LOOK! 2021 will be held on August 22nd. More details to follow!

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.

This year’s all virtual event will be held May 24-27 2021!