We provide support and information to people with Down syndrome
and their families in the Baltimore metropolitan area.
Our families are some of the strongest and most resilient.
They need a lifetime of continuous support and constant stream of up-to-date information about Down syndrome and disability acceptance and inclusion.
CDSPG, Inc., is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
We are going to Camden Yards as the Orioles take on the Padres!
An annual summer tradition bringing together Chesapeake Down syndrome families for fun and festivities.
The world’s largest and best gathering of people with Down syndrome
Dr. Skotko and Sue will be running sibling workshops for all ages and then host a workshop just for parents! More details to follow but please mark your calendars!
As I’m writing this President’s Post, sitting in the comfort of my bed on this rainy Tuesday, Governor Hogan is signing Maryland’s ABLE Act before witnesses who championed the bill since its infancy. And, on the national front, hundreds of individuals with Down syndrome and their families and friends from across the country are meeting with members of Congress and their staff as part of the National Down Syndrome Society’s Buddy Walk on Washington.
This month, I attended the Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action (DSAIA) leadership conference in Charlotte, N.C., with fellow board member and First Call Director Anna Fulbright. It was an amazing experience of networking and learning from some of the best and brightest DS affiliate leaders in order to provide better service to Baltimore’s Down syndrome community.
The State of the Art Conference is a two-day conference devoted to the topic of postsecondary education (PSE) for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Recognizing the critical importance of this emerging field, CDSPG became a sponsor for this year’s conference. Yvonne Hu-Cotto and Claire Holmes, along with her son Charlie, represented CDSPG and were able to network with professionals and advocates from across the nation.
new and expectant parents
If you recently learned of a Down syndrome diagnosis, contact our First Call team for answers, support or just to talk.