Channel 7 News at the Buddy Walk 2017

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Walk to raise Down syndrome awareness held in Sunrise

SUNRISE, FLA. (WSVN) – A walk aiming to raise awareness of Down syndrome sent hundreds to Sunrise, Sunday morning.

The Buddy Walk took place at Markham Park in observance of Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

Organizers said it’s a great event for families. “This is our way of raising funds locally and nationally, and to celebrate all of our children and all of their successes,” said Diane De Braga, executive director of Buddy Walk. “[It allows] families to meet, get to know one another and network, and not feel you’re alone.”

Established in 1995, Buddy Walks around the country raise millions of dollars each year for Down syndrome services.

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FVDD Annual Statewide Conference

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Florida’s Voice on Developmental Disabilities (FVDD) announces its annual statewide conference which will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Holy Cross Hospital, 4725 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. This will be an all-day conference, registration will include breakfast and lunch, and the theme will be “Empowering You to Be the Best Advocate Possible.”

The program is open to the general public, although CLE’s will be offered to attorneys who attend. Please help promote this Conference by forwarding this information to prospective attendees.

We will have a variety of superb speakers – including a morning town hall meeting of legislators, and other professionals, including self-advocates, will be there to train attendees in advocacy skills, legislative updates, etc.

You may register on line at – the entire program and registration fees are posted on our website.

Questions? Please call 954/975-5159 [Arlene Lakin, Esq.].

Florida’s Voice on Developmental Disabilities
PO Box 24531
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33307

Calling All Teachers

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Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization, Broward County Public Schools and Exceptional Student Learning Support Division
are proud to present


Practical Solutions for Educating Students with Down syndrome
Designed to enhance teachers’ ability to educate students in the least restrictive environment

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321 Dance

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Come out and dance the night away at the annual 321 Dance by Entertainment Inc. on Feb. 11, 2017 from 3pm-6pm. Held at the Cafe Iguana, 8358 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024 (SW corner at Univserity). Everyone is welcome, all ages and diagnosis! For more info, sponsorships or donations call 954-253-4127 or RSVP to 954-577-4122. $5 donation per person