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, on November 6th, we will  host a festive celebration for families, sponsors, and friends! 

Mark your calendars for Buddy Walk 2022–coming Sunday, November 6th to Saluda Shoals Park Athletic Fields! 

Sponsor and Vendor opportunities are available!

For more event details, 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.

Save the Date:  Hopes and Dreams 2023 will be held April 5th at R2i2 Conference Center!

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.

The LOOK! 2022 Exhibit was showcased at the Richland County Library Main Branch on Assembly Street, Downtown Columbia. LOOK! 2022 is sponsored by Groucho’s Deli.

We are currently looking for venues interested in hosting the LOOK! 2022 Exhibit! Contact us for more details!