• 21 Feb 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • 15 Nov 2019
    • United Way - 1300 Bay Area Blvd, Bldg A, Room 233, Clear Lake

    This is a Board Meeting notice for active members, you must have a current annual membership to attend the meeting.

    Board meeting's are on the 3rd Thursday of the month starting at 630pm at the United Way in Clear Lake, Room 233. 

    • 20 May 2019
    • 14 Oct 2019
    • Walter Hall Park

    2019 GHFEDS Step Up For Down Syndrome Walk

    Walk Buttons

    Order due by October 14th 

    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.

    • 20 May 2019
    • 14 Oct 2019
    • Walter Hall Park

    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

    Signs will be placed along the walk, please pick up your sign after the walk to take home with you.

    Please order by October 14th!

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

    • 21 May 2019
    • 07 Oct 2019
    • 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 26th 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 a cinch sack filled with goodies 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 October 7th !!

    If you have any questions please contact us at

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

    • 29 Aug 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Five Solas Church located at 114 N. Park Ave in League City

    Beverly Parrish, GHFEDS Treasurer, and her husband Chris want to invite GHFEDS members for a informative meeting about adult residency programs. This is NOT a GHFEDS meeting.

    The Parrish's are hosting Jerry Horton (founder of Down Home Ranch in Elgin, TX) in a meeting to discuss and explore the idea of creating a small-scale residential community for adults with Down syndrome and other intellectual or developmental disabilities. Jerry is currently co-founder of the Point Rider Foundation, a team put together to see new home and community options come to fruition using their 30 years of experience in creating a sustainable program like Down Home Ranch. Their goal is to coach interested families and organizations through the process of creating their own small-scale local residency program.

    The meeting will be held on August 29, 2019 at 7:00p.m. at Five Solas Church located at 114 N. Park Ave in League City and will begin at 7:00p.m. sharp.

    Please note there is no child-care provided and seating is limited to 40 people.

    Parking is extremely limited on site and you will need to park across the street (other side of park/gazebo area) and walk across to the church.

    • 04 Sep 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Kids Creations - 607 S Friendswood Dr, Suite 13, Friendswood 77546

    Adult Social 

    Glass Art

    Wednesday September 4th from 11am-1pm

    Kids Creations
    607 S Friendswood Dr, Suite 13
    Friendswood 77546

    This social is for adults with Ds ages 18 and up, no siblings please, lunch will be provided.

    **You must have a current Annual Membership to attend this summer program.**

    • 18 Sep 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Whiskey Cake - 18840 Gulf Frwy Friendswood, Texas 77546

    Adult Social

    Whiskey Cake Art Project

    Wednesday September 18th


    Whiskey Cake
    18840 Gulf Frwy
    Friendswood 77546

    This social is for adults with Ds ages 18 and up, no siblings please.


    *If you have more than 1 child with Ds you must register each child separately.*

    We will be given a brief tour to get painting ideas so that we may paint boards.  Depending on weather, we may be sitting in the out door patio.  Once our art work is complete, Whiskey Cake will provide lunch and soft drink for the adults with Down syndrome. One parent will receive $10.00 to purchase something from Whiskey Cake.  They will have a few volunteers to help adults paint if they would like help. The boards will be used by Whiskey Cake to display our kids artwork.  The boards are used to attach guest bill.  They are very excited to have our kids paint the boards and show them off !

    **You must have a current Annual Membership to register for this social.**

    • 16 Oct 2019
    • 7:50 AM
    • 5718 Westheimer Rd in Houston
    • 12

    You are invited to attend the Debra Duncan Show to promote the Step Up Walk.

    We have to send a confirmation and list of attendees by Friday Oct 4th 2019, registration will close Oct. 3rd.

    We have 20 spots available. We HAVE to let everyone know this is a 100% commitment to being there.  Our attendance is required to plug the organization.  Once registered name will go on list. IF name is NOT on list they will NOT be allowed in studio period.

    We are confirmed for Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

    5718 Westheimer Rd

    Houston, Texas 77057

    We have to be there promptly by 7:50am. If anyone arrives at or after 8:10am they will NOT be allowed in studio.

    Limited parking - car pooling is recommended

    You MUST stay for the entire duration of the show.

    No food or drinks permitted. No weapons, knives, pepper spray, tasers allowed.

    Dress is business casual - I mentioned us wearing pink shirts and she said that was fine.  I just thought if we go all same color it would look good.

    ~Cynthia Rodriguez

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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