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Down Syndrome Buddy Walks


The National Down Syndrome Society sponsored the first Down Syndrome Buddy WalkŪ in 1995 in 17 cities in the United States. In 2013 hundreds of Buddy Walks will be enjoyed by individuals with Down syndrome and their families, planned by parent groups and advocates throughout the USA and supported by businesses and local organizations who admire children and adults with Down syndrome.

Coordinated through the National Down Syndrome Society, the Buddy WalkŪ brings families, friends and communities together to celebrate, help increase opportunities and raise awareness about the potential and accomplishments of individuals with Down syndrome.

The 2013 New York City Down Syndrome Buddy WalkŪ was held on September 21st. One of the most exciting features of the New York City event is the video shown at Times Square that features children and adults with Down syndrome growing up included in the mainstream of their communities; living, learning, working and enjoying their lives.

There are many ways to participate in your local or regional Buddy WalkŪ whether you are able to attend an event, donate time, or get the word out to your community. There are often short speeches, vendors, food options, games and other diversions before or after the actual walk. Entertainers and other celebrities often make appearances to show their support for children and adults with Down syndrome and their families. Most importantly, people with Down syndrome of all ages have the opportunity to inspire and be inspired by one another; families have an opportunity to introduce themselves to other families; and we all get to know one another just a little bit better.

My son always wants to read Buddy Walk pages written by other people who have Down syndrome. He is proud that he has raised money for our local group and the NDSS through the Puget Sound Buddy Walk and enjoys reading how they spend donations from family, friends and our community. He has many interests but recently has become more interested in advocating for babies and children with Down syndrome and their families. The Buddy Walk has given him the opportunity to express his concerns and viewpoint.

A tremendous amount of effort goes into planning and carrying off these wonderful events with few opportunities for us to recognize and thank those who put in their time and hard work so that the rest of us can have a wonderful time with one another. Thank you!

NDSS.org
About the Buddy WalkŪ

Find a Down Syndrome Buddy WalkŪ in Your State
http://www.ndss.org/Buddy-Walk/Find-a-Buddy-Walk/

Times Square Video
2013 Down Syndrome Buddy Walk - New York City
http://fb.me/Z53dbe2Z

Puget Sound Buddy WalkŪ Center Square by EMP Seattle Center Sunday Oct 6, 2013

Michael Jurogue Johnson's
Art Work for Buddy WalkŪ Fundraisers
Michael is a wonderful artist who has Down Syndrome
http://users.psln.com/sharing/Michael/Buddywalks.html

Browse at your local bookstore, public library or online retailer for books about people with Down syndrome like: Gifts 2: How People with Down Syndrome Enrich the World, Gifts: Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives, or Down Syndrome Awareness Pins and Jewelry
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The Damaging Language of 'Cure' and Down Syndrome: Why do we keep having the same conversation? - RachelAdams
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thinplaces/2013/10/the-damaging-language-of-cure-and-down-syndrome/
http://ow.ly/prxjM
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