Friday, October 13, 2017

Buddy Walk® Schedule for Saturday, October 14, 2017

8:00am:  Registration Opens

9:00am: Information/Expo Tent opens, sponsored by Westpoint Financial Group

10:00am: Welcome and Team Awards

10:15am:  David DeSanctis takes the stage

10:30am: Buddy Walk® begins! 

11:00am: Princesses of Courage show

11:00am: Lunch Tent Opens, sponsored by Scotty’s Brewhouse and Pepsi Co. Four Day Ray Brewery will be onsite with their beer truck

11:30am: Live, Laugh Dance performance

11:30am: Silly Safari performing at the Kids Tent, sponsored by Noble

Noon: Celebrating Accomplishments

12:15pm: Interactive Puppet Show with Max the Moose

12:45pm: "A"  League Dance Party


Celebration Plaza is located in White River State Park (WRSP), very near the WRSP Welcome Center. If you are using GPS, the best address to use is:

801 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Parking is available in many locations downtown, though we recommend five cost-effective
Options near the park:

IUPUI Sports garage
The underground garage at the Indiana State Museum (use the west entrance or back entrance, as there may be construction on the main entrance off of Washington street.)
The lot across from Victory Field
Indianapolis Zoo parking (walk across the White River Bridge to Celebration Plaza

             The new parking structure at the National Institute for Fitness and Sports (NIFS)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Buddy Walk Frequently Asked Questions


Registration will be open from 8:00am-10:00am...
and the Walk will begin at 10:30am!

If you have any questions about Buddy Walk® Indianapolis please contact Event Coordinator, Shannon Denoon by email at
#DSIbuddywalk #BuddyWalkIndy
20th Annual Buddy Walk® Indianapolis
Saturday, October 14th
White River State Park, Downtown Indianapolis
To register to walk or start a team for this year’s Buddy Walk® Indianapolis please go to:

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Down Syndrome Indiana Receives DSAIA Accreditation!

Down Syndrome Indiana is proud to announce that it has achieved accreditation through the national trade association, Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action. More info and a podcast available here:

Friday, May 5, 2017

DSI D.A.D.S. 15th Annual Golf Outing

Join Us – Friday, June 9th   at Eagle Creek Golf Course

Join Down Syndrome Indiana and DSI D.A.D.S. on Friday, June 9, 2017 at Eagle Creek Golf Club for our annual golf outing from which funds raised directly benefit the mission of DSI and help to sponsor Riley Hospital for Children’s “Camp Hi-Lite”, a one-week, outdoor-living experience for school-aged and adolescent children who happen to have Down syndrome. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Saturday, April 29, 2017

8:30AM to 1:30PM

Down Syndrome Indiana

708 E Michigan Street

Indianapolis, IN 46202

This one day conference will be FREE and will highlight local, regional, and national research efforts.  This is a unique opportunity for individuals with Down syndrome and their families to learn about new Down syndrome biomedical and clinical research opportunities and advances, and will provide a forum to discuss important healthcare and research topics related to Down syndrome.

Topics will include:

1. Overview of national and state advocacy efforts to improve the quality of life of individuals with Down syndrome and increase biomedical research on Down syndrome;

2. Improving healthcare standards that will extend life expectancy;

3. Identifying the correlation between Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome and recognizing what further research is needed to improve the quality of life for our family members with Down syndrome.

4. Importance of DS-Connect, the Down syndrome patient registry, participation.

Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP to or call 317-925-7617 by 4/21/17. Include the number of adults attending and the number and ages of children needing childcare. For more information or to register, visit

*The host organizations are committed to improving health outcomes for individuals with Down syndrome so they may live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.  As a community, we want to work to ensure that individuals with Down syndrome have access to the best possible treatments, diagnostics, and therapies for improving their quality of life.

Spanish Interpretation Services provided through Consumer Investment Funding from the Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities