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 so copies can be purchased prior to children starting school in the Autumn term!


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!


If you're a Mum or Dad you'll know just how daunting those first days at school can be. So a group of Cornish parents whose children have Down's syndrome have created a photo book to help not just their children cope with their first days at school - but all pupils.

Posted by BBC Breakfast on Thursday, 2 February 2017

CDSSG on BBC Breakfast – going to school book inclusion downs syndrome

A group of Cornish parents whose children have Down’s syndrome have created a photo book to help not just their children cope with their first days at school – but all pupils.

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CDSSG’s Story to appear on BBC Breakfast

The Story of Cornwall Downs Syndrome Support Group The BBC came to film Sandy Lawrence, Vicky Bundy, Kimberley Milnes-Barker and Angie Emrys-Jones this week and is due to be shown Wednesday 1st February. Our lovely team covered pretty much everything in telling the...

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A book funded and created by parents of children with Down's Syndrome in Cornwall to prepare 3 and 4 year olds for primary school is now being distributed all over the world and has got the backing from a whole host of celebrities.

Posted by BBC Spotlight on Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Going to School – BBC Spotlight & BBC Radio Cornwall January 12th 2017

Going to School is in the media again both on radio and on TV! Follow the links to find out more …

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Upcoming Events

Thu 31

Looking Up Group – Bodmin

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sep 06

Chaos Youth Club 11+

September 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Truro Cornwall
Sep 07

Looking Up/Moving Forward Group – Crackington Haven

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Crackington Haven Cornwall
United Kingdom
Sep 08

Looking Up Group – Camborne

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rosemellion, Camborne Cornwall
United Kingdom
Sep 15

Looking Up & Moving Forward Group – St Blazey

September 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
St Blazey 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

Please visit Edge of Time to order a copy. If you would like to order in bulk, please email info@cdssg.org.uk for prices, thanks!