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17th Annual Buddy Walk!

17th Annual Buddy Walk!

09/17/18 Hello everyone! We were hoping to make an announcement about our “new” event in March when the Buddy Walk was officially cancelled. However, we have not finalized a contract yet, so we didn’t want to be premature.  As soon

Amazon Prime Day July 17th!!

Amazon Prime Day July 17th!!

Amazon Prime Day – starting at 3:00pm on July 16th thru July 17th! Click to donate to FRIENDS.      

Buddy Walk Fundraising Page is Up!!!

Buddy Walk Fundraising Page is Up!!!

Click on the link to go to the CROWDRISE fundraising page for the 17th Annual Buddy Walk!!!! https://www.crowdrise.com/FRIENDS17thAnnualBuddyWalk    

Annual FRIENDS Picnic ***CANCELLED***

Annual FRIENDS Picnic ***CANCELLED***

June 10, 2018 – FRIENDS picnic at Catoctin Creek Nature Center has been cancelled due to forecast of rain and will be rescheduled.  More information to follow.  See EVENTS page for more information.

Down Syndrome Awareness with Frederick KEYS Baseball

Down Syndrome Awareness with Frederick KEYS Baseball

May 12th, 2018 6:00PM Potomac Nationals vs. Frederick Keys   SEE EVENTS PAGE

World Down Syndrome Day Poster Campaign

World Down Syndrome Day Poster Campaign

Join us for World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st by doing an act of kindness.  Here are some of our amazing kids in our poster campaign.  These posters will be displayed at local primary, elementary, middle and high schools.

SECAC Resource Fair 2018

SECAC Resource Fair 2018

Join us for a fun-filled day and connect with many local organizations that provide services to persons with special needs. March 17, 2018 10AM-2PM | SATURDAY ROCK CREEK SCHOOL 191 WAVERLEY DRIVE FREDERICK, MD For more information call 240.236.8744 or

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference

Wrightslaw programs are designed to meet the needs of parents, educators, health care providers, advocates and attorneys who represent children with disabilities regarding special education. The program is not disability specific. Note: The program will put emphasis on advocacy skills.

Annual Valentine’s Day Dance

Annual Valentine’s Day Dance

Come out and join us on February 10th for family, friends and fun.  See Events Page. Click here for evite.

New Gerber baby with Down Syndrome

New Gerber baby with Down Syndrome

The 2018 Gerber baby is Lucas Warren, a 1-year-old from Dalton, Georgia who is the first child with Down syndrome to be named a Gerber baby since the contest’s start in 2010. “He’s very outgoing and never meets a stranger,”