Chesapeake Down Syndrome provides support and information to people with Down syndrome and their families in the Baltimore metropolitan area.
CDSPG is partnering with the Downtown Sailing Center to create a sailing program for teenagers and adults who have Down syndrome who would like to learn how to sail! The program will teach sailing, about the boats, about safety and maintenance and everything that goes along with sailing. Each participant will get time and practice in two kinds of boats and get to show off what they learned in a mini regatta at the end!
The CDSPG is excited to bring you Bike Days with the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks. This is a family event for all ages. For those able to ride there is a family ride around Lake Montebello. For those still learning the Rec. and Parks Department will offer lessons and support. CDSPG also has Strider bikes for early learners.
Join us for a day of connecting and building friendships. Children will have an opportunity to play and parents will have the chance to socialize. Expectant parents are welcome to join us as well to get to know those in our group - we would be delighted to have you! Siblings are also more than welcome to participate.
Join us on Sunday, October 29th at 8 a.m. for the Baltimore Buddy Walk 2017!
The Techniques for Success (TFS) conference provides practical strategies for educating students with Down syndrome and those with other special needs.
There might have been a stiff breeze on the morning of Oct. 22, but the wind couldn't dampen this Baltimore Buddy Walk's enthusiasm, that's for sure!
Many many thanks to the 1,000 walkers, runners, volunteers, exhibitors, special guests and other attendees of the third annual Baltimore Buddy Walk. We appreciate everyone who came out in support of Down syndrome awareness, acceptance and appreciation. Your participation and commitment to the localcommunity shows what we can do Together for Down Syndrome.
Visit www.baltimorebuddywalk.org for post-event news, photos of the walk, and to make a donation.
It’s October 31st. Tomorrow we turn the page to November. Another Down Syndrome Awareness Month is “in the books,” as my grandfather used to say. What an October we had as a community! In addition to an extraordinary celebration at the Baltimore Buddy Walk, as a group we completed the 31 for 21 Challenge.
My Anya was born in 2012, and we discovered that night that she had Down Syndrome. My immediate reaction, that first night, was largely the same as many parents in that situation. But when my parents came up to the hospital room the next day to meet their first grandchild...
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.
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.