Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Buddy Walk 2012

Everyone at Down Syndrome Indiana could not be more excited, and we hope that your family and friends will join us as we celebrate and promote the acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome within our community!

We will gather, once again, in Celebration Plaza of White River State Park on Saturday, October 13th. Registration will open at 9:00am, with the walk beginning at noon. While you are waiting for the walk to begin, please feel free to experience some the exciting activities throughout the park. There will be an enlightening Information Tent, awesome performances by Chris Burke and local artists, and exhilarating hot-air balloon rides that are sure to provide awe-inspiring views of the Buddy Walk®!

If you have not already assembled a team of walkers and would like to do so, please use this link to start registering yourself and team members. Should you have any issues, this short video provides a step-by-step guide in registering yourself and others.

For more information on this year’s walk, schedule of events, or how to get involved, please visit Down SyndromeIndiana’s Buddy Walk® website. If you have specific questions I would be happy to help any way that I can. Please direct all inquiries to

We are also in need of volunteers for the day. If you are interested in volunteering for the Buddy Walk®, we would be honored to have you be a part of our big day. Please contact Jessica Hadsell at 317-925-7617 or for more information about volunteer opportunities.

Thank you so much for your continued dedication and support; we appreciate everything you do.

I look forward to seeing you all at the Buddy Walk® - let’s make 2012’s walk the biggest and best yet!


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Journey to Success: Down Syndrome Through the Lifespan

Don’t miss this opportunity right here in central Indiana so please take a moment to review the conference topics and presenters that include keynote speaker Michael Remus, Dr. Mary Ciccarelli of CYACC, John Dickerson, Executive Director of the Arc of Indiana, Cindy Cobb, and Joe Meares, D.A.D.S. National just name a few!

Event: Journey to Success: Down Syndrome Through the Lifespan will occur on Sep 28, 2012 at 8:30am to 4:30pm

Location: Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel, 2544 Executive Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46241

Description: Cost: 99 Note: additional family scholarships for registration and lodging are available. See page 11 of brochure:

“Journey to Success: Down Syndrome Through the Lifespan Scholarship Application Form

Two different scholarships are available for Journey to Success: Down Syndrome Through the Lifespan due to the generosity of the Russell Best Family and Consumer Investment Funding which was obtained from theGovernor's Council for People with Disabilities. One or both parents can each apply for both scholarships.

1. Conference fee scholarship: provides $75 (approximately 75%) of the $99 conference registration fee. Which comes out to a $24 conference fee after you do the math!

2. Lodging scholarship: covers the room rate and applicable taxes to stay at the host hotel on the evening of September 27, 2012. You must reside at least 50 miles from the conference site to receive the lodging scholarship.”

Value: 7 (7 instructional hours or .7 credential units)

Keynote speaker Michael Remus will share some memories and experiences that will continue to enrich his life forever. He will share his stories of getting his two sons with disabilities what they needed and yet do it with a sense of humor and with the passion that the audience has for their sons and daughters.


More Info:
Download a copy of the brochure here: