Disabilities History & Awareness: Calendar of Events

Date Event
October 3, 2015Panhandle Down Syndrome Guild's 14th Annual Buddy Walk, Saturday, October 3rd, 10:00 AM. Location is Sam Houston Park 4101 Line Ave, Amarillo TX. Join us for the Panhandle's 14th Annual Buddy Walk! Visit http://www.panhandledsg.net/buddywalk.htm for more information.
October 3, 2015Down Syndrome Coalition for El Paso Buddy Walk, Saturday, October 3rd, 10:00 AM. Location is 919 Hunter, El Paso TX. Join us for the 2015 El Paso Buddy Walk! Visit http://www.dscep.org/event/2015-buddy-walk/ for more information.
October 3, 2015FFUN Buddy Walk, Saturday, October 3rd, 10:00 AM. Held at Eistetter Park Ryan, Laredo TX. Join us for the 2015 El Paso Buddy Walk! Visit http://www.ndss.org/Buddy-Walk/Walk-Details/?walk_id=8406/ for more information.
October 3, 2015Levi's Genes 1st Annual Buddy Walk, Saturday, October 3rd, 1:00 PM. Location is 1615 E San Patricio Ave, Mathis TX. Visit http://www.ndss.org/Buddy-Walk/Walk-Details/?walk_id=8198/ for more information.
October 10, 2015Down Syndrome Buddy Walk of East Texas, Saturday, October 10th, 9:00 AM. 209 East South St, Longview TX. Our one-mile walk through Downtown Longview will begin at approximately 10:30 am. The walk will be followed by a hot dog lunch included with your registration fee. Our Buddy Walk always gives us the chance to celebrate the uniqueness of our children that has brought us together as a group. Join us for a fun-filled day with your family to promote the acceptance and inclusion of all people with Down syndrome. Visit http://www.etdsg.org/events/buddy-walk for more information.
October 10, 2015Buddy Walk of the Golden Crescent, Saturday, October 10th, 10:00 AM. Location is 3001 Miori Ln Memorial Stadium, Victoria TX. Visit http://www.ndss.org/Buddy-Walk/Walk-Details/?walk_id=8387/ for more information.
October 10, 20154th Annual Down Syndrome Buddy Walk, Saturday, October 10th, 11:00 AM. Location is Kirby Park, 1401 Edmund Blvd, San Angelo TX. Visit http://www.ndss.org/Buddy-Walk/Walk-Details/?walk_id=8212 for more information.
October 10, 2015Bay City Down Syndrome Buddy Walk, Saturday, October 10th, 1:00 PM. Location TBD. Visit http://www.ndss.org/Buddy-Walk/Walk-Details/?walk_id=8263 for more information.
October 11, 2015DSABV 12th Annual Buddy Walk, Sunday, October 11th, 11:00 AM. Held at Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater 1015 Colgate, College Station TX. Your support of Buddy Walk enables a variety of educational and social programs throughout the year to benefit people with Down syndrome, from birth through adulthood. Some of these programs include a summer program in which students work on reading, math and independence skills; sign language classes; dances; respite nights; and a computer class. See more at: http://dsabv.org/events/buddy-walk/#sthash.pFEhPKWZ.dpuf.
October 14, 2015White Cane Day 2015, Thursday, October 15, 9:00 AM. March from the State Capitol to City Hall. Location is 1100 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701. For additional information visit the White Cane Day 2015 website
October 15, 2015White Cane Safety Day March and Exhibits. Thursday, October 15 at 9:00 AM. March begins at Houston City Hall. Location is 901 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002. For more information visit the 2015 Houston White Cane Safety Day website.
October 15, 2015Alamo Area Disability Alliance Annual Career Fair. This is a Career Fair to support and increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities and educate employers on how to recruit, hire and retain employees with disabilities. For additional information visit the Career Fair website. Located at the San Antonio Central Library, 600 Soledad Street, San Antonio, TX 78205. For additional information visit the Career Fair website.
October 16, 2015Central Texas Walk 'N Roll Celebration. Friday, October 16 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Heritage Square Park, 3rd Street and Austin Avenue, Waco, Texas. For more information click online brochure.
October 17, 2015White Cane Day. Saturday, October 17 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. This event promotes awareness of disabilities in Victoria. Event includes children’s blindness recovery; awareness booths; games; food and entertainment. Location is at the Lions Club Pavilion in Riverside Park, 278 Memorial Dr., Victoria, TX 77901. For additional information visit the White Cane Day 2015 website.
October 17, 20152015 RGVDSA Step Up for Down Syndrome Awareness Walk, Saturday, October 17th, 9:00 AM. Held at Edinburg Municipal Park, 714 S Raul Longoria Rd, Edinburg TX. Join the Rio Grande Valley Down Syndrome Association as we unite for a common cause and raise funds at the 2015 RGVDSA Step Up for Down Syndrome Awareness Walk. Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does, or just want to show your support, take the first step and donate or register today! Help us spread the word; all are welcome for our day of celebration! See more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/153802021625360/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&feed_story_type=117&action_history=null .
October 17, 2015BUDS 2015 Buddy Walk Lubbock, Saturday, October 17th, 10:30 AM. Located at Woodrow Rd & Hwy 87, Lubbock TX. See more at: http://www.budsonline.net/2015-buddy-walk.html.
October 18, 2015DSACT Buddy Walk, Sunday, October 18th, 12:00 PM. Located at Reunion Ranch 850 CR 255, Georgetown TX. Get ready for DSACT's 16th annual Buddy Walk®. The Buddy Walk® is a one-mile walk in which anyone can participate without special training. It is an inspirational and educational event that celebrates the many abilities and accomplishments of people with Down syndrome. Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does or just want to show your support, come and join us on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Reunion Ranch, Georgetown. See more at: http://www.dsact.org/buddy-walk.
October 19, 2015Austin Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities Employment Awards Program. Location is at the Wyndham Garden Austin Hotel, 3501 S IH 35, Austin, TX 78741. 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm RSVP appreciated by October 14, 2015. Austin Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities Employment Awards Invitation.
October 19 - 21, 2015Fort Worth 2015 DisAbility Conference. Registration required. Location is at Tarrant County College-Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle, Fort Worth, TX 76102. For more information visit the DisAbility Conference Website.
October 21, 2015Lex Frieden Employment Awards Ceremony. Registration required.11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Presented by the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities; Hosted by the Fort Worth Mayor’s Committee on Persons with Disabilities. Location is at the Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St., Fort Worth, TX 76102. For more information visit the Lex Frieden Employment Awards Ceremony website.
October 24, 2015The Beaumont Buddy Walk, Saturday, October 24th, 9:00 AM. Located at The Event Centre 700 Crockett Street, Beaumont TX. Join us for the 4th Annual Beaumont Buddy Walk! Become a team captain, choose a team name, ask 10 people or more to join you and have fun with the rest! See more at: http://www.ezeventsolutions.com/fr/arcofbmt/2015BuddyWalk.
October 24, 20152015 North Texas Buddy Walk, Saturday, October 24th, 10:00 AM. Located at 1500 S. Fielder Rd, Arlington TX. "The North Texas Buddy Walk® is the Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas’ largest fundraising event. In addition to raising awareness of Down syndrome, the Buddy Walk provides funds that DSPNT uses to:
  • Conduct education for parents, teachers and caregivers.
  • Provide objective and current information to new and expectant parents, family members, and healthcare providers.
  • Provide direct services to individuals with Down syndrome like our “iCan Shine” bike camp.
See more at: http://dspnt.org/events/buddy-walk/ .
October 26, 2015Breaking the Mold. Monday, October 26, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. A seminar for employers to gain knowledge of the benefits of retaining and hiring people with disabilities. Registration Required. Hosted by DARS, East Texas Center for Independent Living (ETCIL) and Workforce Solutions East Texas. Location is at Tyler Rose Garden, 420 Rose Park Drive, Tyler, TX. Primary Contact: ETCIL 903-581-7542.

If you know of Disabilities History & Awareness events that are not represented on this calendar, please send an email to cper@dars.state.tx.us.

To see more events in your city and around Texas and the nation, visit the Governor´s Committee on People with Disabilities´ calendar.