Down Syndrome Community Event Calendar

Provided as a service of DSAIA in collaboration with our national and international partners as well as Down syndrome associations across the nation.  

Have an event you'd like to share? Please limit events to "public" events in the following categories:  Conferences, Webinars, Special Events (like walks, etc)

Submit your event here for consideration and inclusion in the calendar:

Upcoming events

    • Sun, September 24, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Denver, CO
    The Rocky Mountain regions largest event dedicated to those with Down syndrome, the Step Up for Down Syndrome walk is a chance to meet new people, learn about various local/regional resources, and just have a great time. Live music, games, food, and so much more make this a day to remember. Come out and join us.

    • Sat, September 30, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Omaha, NE

    September 30, 2017

    Stinson Park, Aksarben Village

    Registration - 8:30AM

    Carnival - 9:00AM - NOON

    Walk - NOON

    BBQ Lunch - 1:00PM - 2:00PM

    • Sun, October 08, 2017
    • 6:00 AM - 9:30 AM (CDT)
    • Chicago, IL

    Ever wanted to run the Chicago Marathon? Join the LuMind RDS Runners team and help make a difference today! Bibs are still available, contact

    Running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. On race day, runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will set out to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the finish line in Grant Park! 

    • Sun, October 29, 2017
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • Baltimore, MD

    Chesapeake Down Syndrome Parent Group

    The Baltimore Buddy Walk is central Maryland's largest awareness event and fundraiser for Down syndrome set in the heart of Baltimore's downtown inner harbor area.

    • Sun, November 05, 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • New York, NY

    LuMind RDS is proud to announce we have 20 bibs for the 2017 TCS NYC Marathon! This race will sell out so sign up today by contacting

    • Thu, February 22, 2018
    • (MST)
    • Sun, February 25, 2018
    • (MST)
    • Hyatt Regency Tech Center, Denver, CO


    We're taking our leadership training to a HIGHER level in 2018 - a Mile High! Join over 200 other Down syndrome association leaders in beautiful Denver, Colorado for an amazing 3 days of nonprofit, leadership, fundraising, and programming training. Plus, take advantage of the experience and knowledge of others as you make lasting connections that will benefit you and your organization for years to come. 

    Who should attend? How do you convey the benefits to your board and/or staff leadership? Are there scholarships available?

    Don't miss Early Bird pricing through December 1, 2017, and remember that DSAIA members receive an additional $200 per person discount off registration fees!

    Have questions? Click here for our FAQ!

Past events

Thu, September 14, 2017 ABLE Accounts: People with Down Syndrome are Finally #ABLEtoSave for the Future!
Tue, September 12, 2017 Addressing Problem Behaviors in Individuals with DS-ASD
Sat, August 26, 2017 *17th Annual Northeast Ohio Buddy Walk
Wed, August 16, 2017 Calm Down! It's Really Not a Crisis: Planning for and Managing Major Issues, What to Do and What to Say
Sun, July 23, 2017 San Francisco Marathon - LuMind RDS Runners Program
Sun, July 16, 2017 Napa to Somona Wine Country Half Marathon - LuMind RDS Runners Program
Wed, July 12, 2017 Frame That Smile: Tips for Creating and Using Facebook Frames to Reach Further
Thu, June 22, 2017 Potty Time! A Journey to Successful Toilet Training
Wed, June 07, 2017 Creating a Monthly Giving Program: A Solution to Donor Retention and Financial Sustainability
Sat, June 03, 2017 Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon - LuMind RDS Runners Program
Wed, May 17, 2017 Multimodal Approach to Teaching Children with Down Syndrome Speech & Language Skills
Wed, May 17, 2017 Planning for Meaningful Inclusion – A Protocol Driven Process (An MDSC Education Series Webinar)
Wed, May 10, 2017 Advanced Crowdfunding (201)
Tue, April 25, 2017 Crowdfunding 101
Tue, April 04, 2017 Time to Play! Using Play-Based Learning Opportunities to Support Younger Children
Tue, March 21, 2017 Light the Way
Mon, March 20, 2017 WDSD Virtual Run - LuMind RDS Runners Program
Sun, March 19, 2017 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon - LuMind RDS Runners Program
Thu, March 16, 2017 Supporting Positive Behavior in Children and Teens with Down syndrome: A neurodevelopmental perspective
Thu, March 09, 2017 Down Syndrome Cognition Research: A Dad's Perspective
Tue, March 07, 2017 5 Qualities of a "Rock Star" Board
Fri, February 24, 2017 DSAIA 2017 Conference Livestream
Thu, February 23, 2017 DSAIA Leadership Conference (with option to add on NDSS Conference)
Thu, February 23, 2017 NDSS Buddy Walk® Conference (with option to add on DSAIA Conference)
Sun, February 19, 2017 Austin Marathon - LuMind RDS Runners Program
Thu, February 16, 2017 UDL Toolbox for Teachers and Parents: Empowering Learning for ALL
Thu, February 16, 2017 Potty Time! A Journey to Successful Toilet Training
Tue, February 07, 2017 World Down Syndrome Day: Random Acts of Kindness 2.0

I want to tell you what WONDERFUL time I had at the conference. I learned so much and came away with lots of ideas for our organization. -Barb Waddle, The Upside of Downs of Northeast Ohio


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