• 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*

    • June 06, 2022
    • July 17, 2022
    • Minute Maid Park
    Join waitlist

    GHFEDS was awarded 25 tickets for 2 Houston Astros games this season, 25 tickets for each game.

    Please choose 1 game to attend, tickets limited to child with Down syndrome, parents and youth siblings.

    You will be receiving a email from the Houston Astros with instructions about the MLB App and using your mobile device to scan tickets.

    If you are unable to attend the game please return the tickets through the link that was given in the email and let us know so we can let another family register for tickets.

    Seattle Mariners vs Astros -  June 6th -7:10pm - Sold Out

    Oakland Athletics vs Astros - July 17th - 1pm - Sold Out

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

    • July 09, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • July 30, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Main Event - 1125 Magnolia Avenue Webster, TX 77598


    Bowling Camp
    Dates: Saturday's - July 9, 16, 23, 30
    Time: 10am-12pm
    Location: Main Event in Webster

    The Bowling Camp is for all ages

    Siblings are welcomed and will be charged $28 per sibling, this fee is non-refundable.

    Includes 1 hour of bowling, $20 FunCard, and 2 slices of pizza and drinks. Parents are on their own for food and drinks.

    **Registration closes July 5th if you are not able to attend a date please notify us 3 days or more before the event, this is a prepaid event, if you cancel within 3 days of the event or no show you will be charged $8 per person.**

    **You must have a current Annual Membership to register for Summer Programs.**

    • July 09, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Nessler Park Family Aquatic Center - 1700 5th Avenue North, Texas City 77590

    GHFEDS would like to invite your family for our private Summer Splash Social at the Nessler Park Family Aquatic Center in Texas City on Saturday July 9th from 630-830pm.

    The Nessler Park Family Aquatic Center is an amazing aquatic venture for all ages to enjoy that features a lazy river, flume slides, cool water spa, childrens play area, and much more.

    Pizza, snacks, and drinks will be provided. NO Alcohol or Glass Bottles allowed in park.

    GHFEDS, park staff and lifeguards are Not responsible for watching your children, please monitor your children at all times.

    Nessler Park Family Aquatic Center
    1700 5th Avenue North
    Texas City 77590

    See park rules and policies below:

    • Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult over the age of 16 years.
    • Anyone entering the water must be attired in an approved swimsuit. Swimsuits are designed to be quick drying and are generally made from smooth nylon material. They are durable and hold up to wear from contact with pool chemicals. An appropriate swimsuit is defined as a swim garment with an affixed/ sewn inner lining that is marketed and sold as a bathing suit.
      • No gym shorts (i.e. Under Armour, Mesh, Basketball, Soffe, etc.). Linings in shorts may not qualify as appropriate swimwear. Inappropriate attire may damage our pumps and chemicals. Swimwear with exposed zippers, buckles, rivets, or metal ornamentation are not permitted on play features or slides. Thong bikinis or other revealing swimwear is not permitted. Lifeguard gear or other insignia is not allowed for liability reasons.
    • All children wearing disposable or cloth diapers must have their diapers securely closed by a pair of plastic pants that feature an elastic leg and waist openings. Swim diapers are recommended, along with the plastic pants. Please do not change diapers on the deck. A changing station is provided in the restrooms for the patrons' convenience.
    • The manager on duty has the authorization to request anyone to take a shower before entering the pool.
    • Abusive or profane language will not be permitted. Patrons engaging in harassing and/or violent behavior will receive immediate disciplinary action.
    • Smoking, other tobacco products, alcohol, drugs and gambling are not permitted.
    • Chewing gum is not permitted.
    • Glass containers and bottles are prohibited.
    • No running, horseplay or fighting in the facility is allowed. Dunking, riding shoulders, etc., is not allowed. Patrons are not allowed to throw other patrons into or across the water.
    • Acts of physical affection are not permitted.
    • Loitering is not permitted along the outside of the fence line or adjacent to the facility.
    • Only U.S. Coast Guard-approved floatation devices are allowed.
    • Only employees are allowed in the pump room, mechanical room, concession stand and ticketing booth.
    • Animals are restricted from the facility (unless the animal is a service animal).
    • The Nessler Park Family Aquatic Center Staff are not responsible for items that are lost, stolen, vandalized or left unattended. Lockers are provided for a per use fee to store personal items.

    Slide Rules

    • You must be at least 48 inches tall to ride this attraction.
    • Rider is not permitted to enter the slide until instructed by the lifeguard.
    • Do not run, jump, stand, kneel or dive onto the slide.
    • Enter, ride and exit slide feet first.
    • Cutting in line, horseplay and other unsafe behavior is not permitted.
    • Loitering on the stairs is not permitted.
    • Standing, stopping and sliding down head-first are not allowed.
    • Metal objects, glasses, jewelry, metal snaps, watches, etc., are not allowed on the water slide.
    • Swimsuits with exposed zippers, buckles, rivets or metal ornamentation is not permitted.
    • Floatation devices are not allowed on the slide.
    • Keep hands inside the slide at all times.
    • Only one person is allowed on the slide at a time.
    • Move towards the exit stairs in the catch pool immediately after exiting the slide.
    • Do not cross in front of the other slide.
    • July 11, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • 3203 FM 1960 Baytown

    Youth Social

    Pirate's Bay Water Park

    5300 E. Road Baytown

    Monday July 11th


    Pizza and drinks provided

    Pizza Picnic will be provided @ 6:30pm to the right of front entrance. Waterpark opening  @ 7:30pm

    This social is for kids with Ds ages 5-14, siblings are welcomed and will be charged $5 per sibling.

    This social is for the immediate family only, kids with Ds, parents and youth siblings.

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

    No Shows will be charged $5 per person for this prepaid event

    *Registration Closes Friday 07/08/22*


    Kerri Liles

    Youth Social Coordinator

    • July 20, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • AD Players at the George 5420 Westheimer Road Houston, Texas 77056
    • 2

    The Sound of Music 

    Sensory Friendly  Performance

    Wednesday July 20th at 10am

    A.D. Player at the George

    5420 Westheimer Road

    Houston, Texas

    This  is for individuals with Down syndrome and their immediate family/caregivers only.  

    Limited amount of tickets!

    *Arrive no later than 9:30am to pick up your tickets form a GHFEDs Board member at the entrance.*

    You will be able to add your name to a waitlist once registration limit is reached. In the event of a cancellation you will be notified.

    **You must have a current Annual Membership to register .**

    • July 27, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Jimmy Changas 5144 Center Street Deer Park


    Dinner at Jimmy Changas

    5144 Center Street, Deer Park

    Wednesday July 27th at 6pm

    This adult social is for adults with Ds ages 18 and up and parents only.

    Parents/Caregiver must purchase their own food.

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

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

    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. 
    - See more at:

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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