2020 Buddy Walk Awards
The Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta is excited to present the 2020 Buddy Walk Awards at the walk's culminating virtual Facebook event on October 31st, and we need your vote! Below you will find four "of the Year" categories: Parent Advocate, Community Advocate, Self-Advocate under 21, and Self-Advocate 21+.

After each nomination you will be asked to share why you chose that person. Please share a brief description of three sentences or less so that our committee can determine the best candidate for the award. If you do not have someone to nominate for each category, please skip the category and go on to the next one. Thank you for your input and time! For questions, email: meagan.nash@dsaatl.org
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Parent Advocate of the Year: This is a parent that is active in the Down syndrome community, locally or at large. This can be a parent that has gone out of their way to help other families that need guidance and support, whether it’s a home or hospital visit, or help with the Katie Beckett Waiver. This parent could have also overcome hardship this past year. Please indicate below who you would like to nominate.
Please explain your nomination.
Community Advocate of the Year: This is an individual who doesn’t have a child with Down syndrome or a natural “connection” to the DS community. This individual simply wants to support individuals and their families because of their desire, heart and special connection to our community. This individual has gone above the call of duty for local programs or the greater DS community. This can be for providing support to an individual, or to an agency that provides services for the DS community. Please indicate below who you would like to nominate.
Please explain your nomination.
Self-Advocate of the Year (under 21). This is an individual with Down syndrome that has shown interest and taken action for themselves, including at their own IEP’s and for trying to make a difference in the greater community. Please indicate below who you would like to nominate.
Please explain your nomination.
Self-Advocate of the Year (21 and older). This is an adult with Down syndrome that has shown interest and taken action for themselves, including at their own IEP’s and for trying to make a difference in the greater community. Please indicate below who you would like to nominate.
Please explain your nomination.
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