Buddy Walk 2020: Expanding Our World


Given the uncertainty of our current environment and out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19, the DSAA board has decided to hold a Virtual Buddy Walk this October. We did not make this decision lightly as we know this is a very important event to so many of you – and it is the highlight of our year. Not only does it give us the opportunity to gather together and celebrate our community, but it is also a chance for us to raise much needed resources for the programs and services available to you and your loved ones.

Two major factors went into our decision process. First and foremost, the health and safety of our community is our top priority! We do not feel that we can put all of our community and our supporters at risk by holding a large scale event. Second, our venue, Kennesaw State University (already booked for 2021!), is not currently holding events of this size and may not be at that time. 

While we are disappointed we will not be seeing you in person in October, we are in the process of planning our “Virtual” Event. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more information and details on how you can participate. There is still so much to celebrate in our community and we will not miss the chance to celebrate all of you! 

*The Registration website for the walk is temporarily closed until we finalize all details. Check back soon for an update! 


DSAA is looking for Volunteers! 

If you are interested in helping the DSAA grow, we could use you! Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Serve on a Buddy Walk committee - Buddy Walk is our largest fundraiser of the year!
  • Help with fundraising
  • Participate in our First Call program and be a resource to families with a new diagnosis
  • Create new parent welcome kits
  • Help plan education seminars for parents
  • Help a community networking group plan programs in the community
  • Use your business skills to help with our database, outreach, mailings and more

Got an idea? Let's here it! Contact Sheryl Arno at