The leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome.

National Down Syndrome Society
8 E 41st Street, 8th Floor
New York New York 10017
800-221-4602
[email protected] 

About the National Buddy Walk® Program

Featured ImageLearn more about the history of current practices of the National Buddy Walk® Program!

  1. History

    HistoryThe National Buddy Walk® Program has grown from 17 Walks in 1995 to over 250 this year!

  2. Buddy Walk® FAQs

    Buddy Walk® FAQsAll of your Buddy Walk® questions answered here!

  3. National Sponsors and Partners

    National Sponsors and PartnersThe National Buddy Walk® Program is thankful for its many wonderful partners.

  4. Merchandise

    MerchandiseLearn more about our preferred vendors.

  5. Buddy Walk® PSA

    Buddy Walk® PSANDSS has teamed up with the Imagination Movers to spread the word about the Buddy Walk®

  6. Times Square Video

    Times Square VideoEvery year, NDSS reminds the world in a big way about the gifts that people with Down syndrome bring to their communities through a special video presentation on a jumbo screen in the heart of Times Square in New York City. Learn more about the annual Times Square Video Contest and Presentation.

  7. Fundraising

    FundraisingThe Buddy Walk® not only promotes acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome but also raises funds for local programs and services as well as national advocacy initiatives. Make the most of your fundraising efforts with the tools and tips in this section!

  • Buddy Walk
  • NDSS Yourway
  • NDSS DS-Ambassadors