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Welcome to the Cornwall Down's Syndrome Support Group's Website

The Cornwall Down's Syndrome Support Group is a charity run by families affected by Down's Syndrome living in Cornwall.

What we do

We offer families a chance to meet, socialise and share information, friendship and support. Membership is free and we hold regular drop in sessions around the county where we can signpost our members to services that may be beneficial in an informal setting with entertainment for the children provided. During the year we organise many fun days out and trips away as well as our winter party. Our new parent support team warmly welcomes parents with a recent diagnosis.

If you are interested in becoming a member, download a form today.

"Looking Up" book now available to buy online

The ordinary journey of extraordinary children.

Pictorial stories follow the early years of several children with Down's syndrome in Cornwall. It can be difficult for families to envisage what their new baby with Down's syndrome will be like. The book helps to explode the myths and shows that, given the right opportunities, children with Down's syndrome develop alongside their peers.

We are very excited to have put this book together and pleased that it is gifted to new parents in Cornwall. We are also hopeful that its message will spread and it will be available to new parents around the country and even overseas.

You can purchase a copy of the book here and visit the Looking Up Book website

World Down's Syndrome Day - 21st March

The Dance Flash Mob was a HUGE success

World Down's Syndrome Day is observed in more than 60 countries worldwide. Many organizations and communities, promote World Down's Syndrome Day to raise people's awareness and understanding of Down's Syndrome. This year was the 10th anniversary and we celebrated it with a Dance Flash Mob routine at Sainsburys in Truro and then at Lemon Quay Piazza. We hope you like it!! Thanks to all that made this very special event happen.

At a glance CDSSG - up & coming ...

  • Fitness Marathon - Sat 16th April
  • Dad's carer brekkie - Sun 17th April
  • Indoor Active - Sat 23rd April
  • Camel Creek (Crealy) - Sun 22nd May
  • Makaton Enhanced Day 1 - Sat 2nd July
  • Makaton Enhanced Day 2 - Sat 9th July
  • Makaton Enhanced Day 3 - Sat 16th July

  • Download planner events planner

GO GREEN FOR YOUR GROUP ... is growing

Rag-TexSo many donations offered were too good to be turned into dish rags so we are now collecting to sell on items in our Pop Up Charity Shop. We have also had to find a storage container for items after members struggled to cope with the volume of donations.

Please remember to donate any good items for our Pop Up Shop and of course we are still collecting non re-useable items for Rag-Tex.

See Fundraising page for more info ....