Going to School Books by Cornwall Down's Syndrome Support Group

Going to School – MAKATON Signs & Symbols

Use Makaton and Signs to further aid communication!

Use as a talking tool for any child starting school or promote conversation about what happened during their day for children already at school. You can also create your own personalised visual timetable, a great aid for visual learners.

Going to School Books

Cornwall Down’s Syndrome Support Group are now selling the popular Going to School Books on our website. They are currently available for sale individually, packs of 10 or bulk purchases of 40.

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

a charity run by families affected by Down's syndrome living in Cornwall.
CDSSG What we do

What we do

We offer families a chance to meet, socialise and share information, friendship and support. During the year we organise many fun days out and trips away as well as our annual winter party.

Our new parent support team warmly welcomes parents with a recent diagnosis.


Join Us

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.

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

CDSSG Support Groups

Support Groups

These groups provide an ideal opportunity for families to meet with others, chat, share experiences and information whilst the children play.

We run 2 groups “Looking Up” aimed at 0 – 5 year olds and “Moving Forward” for children age 5+ (all families welcome).

Fundraising CDSSG


Fundraising is not only key to building awareness of our cause but also vitally important to the survival of the Charity. Yearly events are organised for all to come along to, enjoy and support.

You can also make a donation online please visit our online Virgin Giving page.

Going to School book now available to buy!

The second book in the Looking Up series is flying off the shelves
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We are busy promoting our Going to School book on social media, here are some recent instagram posts!


Going to School Book – summer sale

GOING TO SCHOOL BOOKS SUMMER SALE! Cornwall Down’s Syndrome Support Group are now selling the popular Going to School Books on our website. They are currently available for sale individually, packs of 10 or bulk purchases of 40. We are also running a summer sale to...

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Congratulations to Esme and David

We would like say congratulations to Esmé Glaser who married her beau David in Falmouth where she has moved to share her future life with him. Here are a few photos taken from their wedding day, we wish the happy couple much joy and happiness for their future life...

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Upcoming Events

Tue 21

Looking Up & Moving Forward Group – St Blazey

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Blazey Cornwall
United Kingdom
Thu 30

Looking Up Group – Bodmin

November 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Bodmin Cornwall
United Kingdom
Dec 03

Christmas Party 2017

December 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Lanlivery, Bodmin Cornwall
United Kingdom
Dec 05

Chaos Youth Club 11+

December 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Truro Cornwall
Dec 07

Looking Up/Moving Forward Group – Crackington Haven

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Crackington Haven Cornwall
United Kingdom

“Looking Up” & “Going to School” books available to buy!

The ordinary journey of extraordinary children

Looking Up Book


Going to School Book


The Looking Up Series have been created by the parents of the Cornwall Down’s Syndrome Support Group and feature pictorial stories following the early years in the lives of some of their children and starting school.

How to Order

Purchase Going to School books from our shop, for Looking Up books please visit Edge of Time . If you would like to order in bulk, please email sales@cdssg.org.uk for prices, thanks!