Halloween is here- Halloween is for everyone!

When planning for little ghosts and goblins to visit your neighborhood – remember that some may take a little longer, some may not speak, some may be over stimulated, some may have dietary concerns. No matter the diagnosis every child wants to be included in the festivities.   #More alike than different #Halloween is for everyone #Down Syndrome Awareness    We are a resource if you have questions.  Down21wv@gmail.com


Our Buddy walk –

We are so grateful to all our families and friends that came out to support us at Beckley Buddy Walk 4  October 1st at Crosspoint Church.  What a great day to celebrate our families!
Check out some of our media coverage here from WVNS- 59News!


Thank you again for being with us!
Happy Down Syndrome Awareness Month
The DWT Crew!


Tomorrow is the BIG DAY!  We couldn’t do it without our Families, Volunteers and SPONSORS!  Be sure to thank them for all they do for us!


Activities and special things

Tara Roush – Self Advocate/Special Guest

Beckley Wrestling Academy – Wrestlers

Lacy Face Painting  

Stryder Bikes

Lowes Craft!

Concord University/CEC chapter from Concord

University Of Charleston  – Therapy Dogs!

SRHSP – Fingerprinting ID kit

Betty Burns – Queens table

Challenger Little League/ raleigh County Special Olympics

Jump Zone


Food Cart!

Raffles Music and MORE !

Crosspoint church!

9/24 Sensory Film – Storks!


Bring the entire Family! Everyone is welcome!


Sensory Friendly Film Program SEPTEMBER 24TH  @ 11am
The Galleria 14 in Beckley and “Down with That” & McDonald’s- invite families to enjoy  STORKS  in a safe and accepting environment
with the  “Sensory Friendly Films” program.

Matinee pricing applies. Headphones and apparatus accommodations available upon request.

In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for this unique audience, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down, families will be able to bring in their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks, and no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie. Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing along- unless the safety of the audience is questioned.

All ages welcome!

We will also be set up from 11-1 for those families wishing to register for Buddy Walk-4!


IMPORTANT DATES for Buddy Walk orders

THANK YOU to everyone who has been helping with Beckley Buddy Walk 4!
Here are a couple notes:  If you would like to be a SPONSOR: the deadline for commitment is September 24th.
If you would like to Pre-Order your shirts, the Deadline is Sept 25th.    We will be ordering some extra, but not many – You can pick up your shirts the day of the walk at sign in.