Welcome to the 20th annual Buddy Walk Atlanta!
Your participation makes a significant impact on the Down syndrome community of Atlanta. Funds raised from this annual event allow us to provide support to new parents, offer educational workshops and seminars, facilitate connections through social events and educate the Atlanta community on Down syndrome and advocate for inclusion and supports.
A special thank you goes out to our honorary guest Sean McElwee from the Emmy winning A&E show Born This Way. Be sure to say hello and stop by the photo booth the first 15 min of each hour. We are asking for a donation of any amount to use the photo booth to take pictures with him and the props. Get all the important Buddy Walk logistics here!Read more
Are you a therapist, organization providing services for people with special needs, educational program or provider?
Do you offer products or services that would make a difference for our families?
Reserve a table at our Resource Fair during Buddy Walk for $25. Products may not be sold during Buddy Walk, but you can offer a giveaway or raffle item. Contact Sheryl@dsaatl.org for more information.
Be a part of the Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta’s (DSAA) 20th Annual Buddy Walk®, a celebration of the abilities and accomplishments of individuals with Down syndrome. We need your support!
Being a Buddy Walk sponsor is a great opportunity for your company to invest in the community, team build with your staff, and get recognition for supporting a worthy cause! We hope you will choose to help promote the acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome in our community. Your involvement will help make this year’s Buddy Walk a spectacular celebration. Contact Sheryl@dsaatl.org to become a sponsor.
Welcome Sean McElwee to Buddy Walk Atlanta!
The DSAA Board and 2017 Atlanta Buddy Walk committee are excited to bring Sean McElwee from A&E's Emmy award-winning show Born This Way to hang with our Buddy Walkers and share some good fun. Sean and his mom will be spending the day with us at Buddy Walk and the team who raises the most money to support the DSAA will get the opportunity to share dinner with Sean and his mom that evening. You'll hear more from Sean in the week's to come. Go teams go!
Join us for the 20th Annual Buddy Walk® on October 8, 2017
It is our biggest event of the year. Every fall a few thousand of our families, friends, community and corporate partners gather to celebrate and offer support to our community. We are working hard to make sure this year's Buddy Walk® is the best yet. It kicks-off on October 8th at our new location at the International Plaza at the Georgia World Congress Center. Find out everything you need to know about this year's Buddy Walk!
On May 8, the governor signed HB 343, which removes "mental retardation" in GA code and replaces it with "intellectual disabilities." our new This was the first bill sponsored by Senator Scott Hilton, who is a past DSAA board president and active member of DSAA. Scott was joined by Sheryl Arno, board member Todd Hartle, and other advocates to mark the occasion.Read more