If you would like to chair, co-chair or volunteer for any of these events, please contact us.

Special Olympics

Would you like your child with Down syndrome to get involved with Special Olympics, but they are not yet 8? Look into our Young Athletes Program! YAP is a terrific program offered by Special Olympics to children 2-7 years old.

Mom’s Night Out

Mom’s Night Out occurs once a month on a predetermined week night and location. A group of Mom’s (grandmothers, aunts, and friends) go out for dinner to relax, catch up, and/or to support each other.


Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome is a group of fathers of children with Down syndrome. The D.A.D.S. coach sports teams, participate in IEPs, and volunteer/sponsor events. The cornerstone of D.A.D.S. is the monthly meetings where Dads share their experiences.

Appreciation Night Photo

Community Appreciation Awards

This event is held every other year in May to appreciate individuals who mean a lot to us. Each FEDS family nominates one individual who has made a difference in the life of someone with Down syndrome.

Awards Gallery

Summer Picnic Photo

Summer Picnic

Enjoy an afternoon of good food and fun with games and prizes for the kids at Memorial Park in St. Clair Shores. This park includes a great play ground and splash zone for the kids.

Summer Picnic Gallery

Fashion Show Photo

Down the Runway Fashion Show & Silent Auction

Although this is a “Fashion” show, the true star of the show are the models: children, teens, and young adults with Down syndrome. This event also features a silent auction, live purse auction, and children’s table of varying value to suit all budgets as well as a luncheon.

Down Syndrome Awareness Month Photo

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Participate in events such as Down syndrome awareness walks and Apple Orchard Days, which are held in October to coincide with Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

Awareness Month Gallery

Zoo Walk Photo

Walkin’ Wild for Down Syndrome Awareness

Organize a team to participate in the Detroit Zoo walk. Get early entry and discounted admission. T-Shirts are available to purchase and show your support. Funds raised allow FEDS to contribute to the community and provide benefits to our members.

Walkin’ Wild Gallery

Holiday Party Photo

Holiday Party

The Knights of Columbus Father Heary Council hosts our holiday party at Club Venetian, with Santa and gifts graciously furnished by the Knights. Everyone enjoys socializing and lunch along with crafts and dancing for the kids. This event is limited to members.

Holiday Party Gallery