BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Mark you calendar for this Sunday, October 4 for the Buddy Walk at Veterans Park in Hoover.
It showcases the work Down Syndrome Alabama does to help children to reach their highest potential.
For children with Down Syndrome in Alabama, the help starts from birth.
"We lived in Montgomery when Vaughn was born and we were contacted by them almost immediately," Kelly Rainer said.
She had a lot of concerns and Down Syndrome Alabama worked to alleviate some of her fears.
"The delay in the speech. You don't think about that with your other kids. You send them off to kindergarten and they start talking about their friends Daniel or David or Sally or whatever the name is and I think sending him off to school he's not going to really tell me about that day," Rainer said.
DSA empowers Rainer and other teachers to be their children's first teacher. It also gives teachers important tools for the classroom.
The Buddy Walk is a major was DSA and families can spread awareness about Down Syndrome and raise money for DSA.
To learn more, please visit downsyndromealabama.org