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

a charity run by families affected by Down's syndrome living in Cornwall.

Dance! Dance! Dance!

Now twice a month

Join us for full membership dance sessions on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of every month at Ladock Village Hall, dancing our socks off from 11.30am – 12:30

Come and ask about dance awards and joining PicNMix

We look forward to welcoming you.

Tea at Grandmas's

Cornwall Down’s Syndrome Support Group are excited to introduce the 3rd book in the Looking Up series “Tea at Grandma’s”.

Going to School – MAKATON & Symbols pdf

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 Book

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.

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

Family Support

We offer regular family support groups every month throughout Cornwall. These groups provide an ideal opportunity for families to meet with others, chat, share experiences and information whilst the children play.

Please visit the family support page to find out more

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.

"Tea at Grandma's"

Celebrating the every day in our Looking Up series of books
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Tea at Grandmas’s book on sale until Christmas Eve

Tea at Grandma's Book on sale until Christmas Eve!We are excited to offer the third book in our Looking Up series for sale for Christmas. A lovely book for Grandparents to read with their little ones over the festive season. You can purchase it for the...

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Looking Up Books Summer Sale 2018

“Summer Sale!!! We are kicking off this years summer sale to celebrate Learning Disability Week 2018 and lowering our Looking Up Books prices until September 1st. Visit our shop and grab them while you can! Going to School usually £3.99 on sale for £2.50 Box of...

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Teenage dance group PicNMix “This is Me”

Look at this wonderful version of ‘This Is Me’ from The Greatest Showman performed in sign by the members of PicNMix, our inclusive dance group!!!  (Made by one of our siblings Elizabeth, age 12) https://youtu.be/80LLOT5Ax9M

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CDSSG Events

Upcoming Events

Sat 26


January 26 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ladock Cornwall
United Kingdom
Thu 31

Family Support Lanivet 10 – 12

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lanivet Cornwall
United Kingdom
Feb 06

Youth Club 6:30 – 8:30pm

February 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Feb 07

Family Support Crackington Haven 11 – 1

February 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Crackington Haven Cornwall
United Kingdom
Feb 08

Family Support Camborne 10 – 12

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rosemellion, Camborne Cornwall
United Kingdom