Making a Difference in Washington with the National Down Syndrome Society

The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) has always been a big fan of Camp PALS. Our program is just one of the many endeavors the NDSS supports to improve the lives of individuals with Down syndrome. In case you are interested, we wanted to alert you about their upcoming program in Washington D.C.


Join the National Down Syndrome Society for the Buddy Walk® on Washington
February 24th and 25th, 2010

Government Affairs Committee (GAC) leaders, affiliate leaders in government relations, seasoned self-advocates and others will come together to “walk” right into the offices of their elected officials! Click here to learn more.

Preliminary Conference Schedule:
Wednesday, February 24

2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Interactive advocacy training to unite and prepare for visits on the Hill

6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Buddy Walk on Washington Reception and Award Ceremony

Thursday, February 25

8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Legislative Breakfast on the Hill

9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Meetings with Elected Officials

To register for the Buddy Walk® on Washington, call Vanessa Quick at 800-221-4602. The fee for registration, which includes a ticket to the Reception and Award Ceremony, is $25. The deadline for registration is January 28th. All registrants will receive online training, information and resources before the conference to facilitate preparations for meetings with elected officials.

To arrange your stay, contact the conference hotel, the Washington Plaza Hotel at or 1-800-424-1140. The hotel is located in close proximity to the offices on Capitol Hill. Please let the reservation agent know you will be attending the Buddy Walk on Washington to receive the special conference rate.