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The Buddy Walk
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Lace up your walking shoes and join us as we spread awareness and raise funds to support our mission of building a better tomorrow through education, advocacy and support. If you prefer not to walk, but still want to participate, we encourage you to join the cheering section to support the walkers or lend a hand as one of our volunteers.

The Buddy Walk is a national program established by the National Down Syndrome Society. Buddy Walks take place throughout the year, across the nation. The Down Syndrome Coalition for El Paso hosts our local Buddy Walk in October.

Down Syndrome Coalition for El Paso

The goal of the Down Syndrome Coalition for El Paso is to create programs that help individuals with Down syndrome develop independence and assist their families in creating a community of inclusion. In addition to our healthcare and education-related programs, we started a tumbling class and book club.

Weekly Tumbling Class
Weekly Tumbling Class

We host a weekly tumbling class for children with Down syndrome, ages 5 to 10, to work on strength and balance. Developmentally appropriate and designed for children with disabilities, the gymnastics class is held at 9 a.m. on Saturdays at Every Little Blessing. Classes run from January to May and August to December. We are always looking for more volunteers to allow us to serve more children.

Contact Nancy Castaneda to learn more.

Weekly Book Club
Weekly Book Club

Teens and adults with Down syndrome are invited to join our book club, an affiliate of the Next Chapter Book Club non-profit. All are invited to participate, regardless of reading level. Trained facilitators guide the club as members read and discuss age appropriate material. Interested in starting a club in your neighborhood? We’re looking for volunteers to start clubs throughout El Paso. The hour-long weekly sessions can be setup to fit the schedule of the volunteers and members.

Contact Araceli Berumen to learn more.