• May 24, 2022
    • September 26, 2022
    • TBA

    2022 GHFEDS Step Up For Down Syndrome Walk

    Walk Buttons

    Order due by September 26th

    Buttons are $3 each in quantities of 5.

     Please send a "Head Shot" photo to Elizabeth Stevens at

    Buttons can be picked up along with your walk shirt pick up TBA.

    This is an example of the buttons, current year will be added to the buttons.

    • May 24, 2022
    • September 26, 2022
    • TBA

    Team Captains will receive 1 free walk sign when your team raises $100 or more. If your team does not raise $100+ or you want extra walk signs you will need to order here, walk signs are $50 each, please send a "Head Shot" photo and Team Name to Elizabeth Stevens at

    Please order by September 26th!

    This is an example of the walk sign, design may be different for this years walk.

    • May 24, 2022
    • September 12, 2022
    • Walter Hall Park - 807 Hwy 3 League City 77573

    If you are interested in volunteering for GHFEDS Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk please register here.

    The walk will be held on October 8th from 9am - noon at Walter Hall Park in League City.

    We will need volunteers to help from 7am - noon with restocking water and capri-sun's in coolers, restocking snacks, setting up walk signs along walk path, hanging banners, placing fitted table cloths on tables, direct parking, cotton candy machine, popcorn machine, monitor stage, manage registration/volunteer/shirt/prize tables, monitor moonwalks/slides, and clean up.

    Each volunteer will receive a walk shirt and breakfast.

    Click on each volunteer job for a description and hours needed. Please bring your own volunteer hours form to be signed if needed.

    Please register by September 12th!

    If you have any questions please contact us at

    We greatly appreciate your time to volunteer for GHFEDS Step Up Walk!!

    • June 01, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • August 19, 2022
    • 3:00 PM

    Ecologist School Houston- Summer Camp

    GHFEDs is Offering reimbursement of $100 to One Summer camp Session- Limited to three kids with Down syndrome ages 5-12.

    Ecology School is offering a Discounted rate to summer camp. $200 for a week for GHFEDS Members only.

    Register by emailing or calling Jennifer Fetter-Matthys at (713)392-9258 and let her know that you are registering  as a GHFEDS Member for the discounted price.

    GHFEDS will reimburse $100 after camp attendance and proof of payment is received.

    Click here for camp information:

    * Annual Membership is required*

    • August 27, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Verne Cox Recreation Center
    • 1
    Registration is closed

    Super Hero Photo Shoot

    Terri Kelly photographer is providing GHFEDS a special super hero photo shoot!

    Saturday August 27th


     Location: Verne Cox Recreation Center

    5200 Burke Road, Pasadena

    Individuals with Down syndrome and Siblings will be able to borrow a Super Hero costume furnished by the photographer. If larger sizes aren't available  she will have a few t-shirts and capes as an option.

    You are welcome to bring your own costume as well.

    Photo shoots will occur in 15 minute increments to include time for a costume change,

    Photo shoot times will be assigned and emailed prior to the event.

    Photos will be emailed to parents by the photographer with a digital download link.

    Each participant will receive a Super Hero goodie bag from the photographer as well!

    *Limited spots available*

    *Annual Membership Required*

    • September 16, 2022
    • September 18, 2022
    • Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine
    • 1

    GHFEDS will be offering reimbursement for your attendance to the Lumind IDSC Great Wolf Lodge Family Weekend on September 16-18. 

    You must register through Lumind/IDSC for their event, it is not associated with GHFEDS, we will only be reimbursing you for your attendance. Please click on the link for more info and the registration process for the Great Wolf Lodge Family Weekend. IDSC ANNUAL FAMILY WEEKEND  

    After attending the event you will need to email your receipt to us for reimbursement.

    You must have a current Annual Membership to register for the reimbursement.

    Reimbursement of $100 per family for members

    We have limited spots so register soon!

    We hope you and your family enjoy the IDSC Family Weekend!

    *Annual Membership Required*

    We listened to our members' request to host the event at more locations and in 2014 we will host a kick off at ALL the Great Wolf locations! All 1
    Mark your calendars for March 7-9 2014. We hope you can join us!

    Here are the details:

    Rates: $169.00 a night plus tax. {Minimum 2 night stay required}

    Plus $9.99 for resort fees. {these fees cover internet, towels, life jackets and parking} 

    In the United States, the cost of the room WILL INCLUDE 6 water park passes.
    You can make your reservation by calling toll free at 1-800-559-WOLF (9653) by January 20, 2014.

    Identify yourself as a member of the IDSC with the following group codes.

    Wisconsin Dells:1403IDSCME
    Traverse City:1403IDSC
    Kansas City:1403INTE
    Williamsburg: 0314INTE
    Cincinnati/Mason: 1403INTE
    Grapevine: 1403IDSC
    Grand Mound:1402INTE

    *Pocono Mountains: First block is filled. They are extending a new block, with a new rate at $279.00 the code for this is 1403INTE.

    The Niagara location WILL INCLUDE 4 water park passes, the hotel will sleep 4 people per room (Max 6). Water park passes can be purchased for $40.00 per room/ per night (maximum 2)
    you can make your reservation for this location by calling the toll free number 1-800-605-9653 by January 20, 2014

    Niagara Falls, ON: 1403IDSCME

    There will be a Pizza Party at all locations on Saturday night. Purchase your tickets by February 25, 2014. Tickets can be purchased here.

    CANCELLATION POLICY: All rooms must be guaranteed by the individual and accompanied by a first night room deposit. Each individual has 72 hours prior to arrival date to cancel the individual room with a $30.00 cancellation fee per room. If the individual cancels the room within 72 hours of the arrival date, 100% of the first night's room rate plus tax will be charged to the individual's credit card or taken from the deposit.

    If you are interested in sponsoring our IDSC Kick Off to World Down Syndrome Day Meet Ups, please click here for more information. 
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    • September 21, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Verne Cox Center 5200 Burke Road, Pasadena, Tx 77504

    Parent Educational Meeting

    Wednesday September 21st 6:30pm-8:30pm

    Arrival/Light Dinner @ 6:30pm

    Meeting will begin promptly @ 7pm

    Childcare Available

    Location: Verne Cox Center

    5200 Burke Road

    Pasadena, Texas 77504

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GHFEDS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit support organization serving the Greater Clear Lake area, including South Houston, Pearland, Pasadena, League City, Galveston, and other surrounding areas.

P.O. Box 891093
Houston, TX 77289

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