Chesapeake Down Syndrome Parent Group serves and supports the 2,200 people with Down syndrome and their families in the Baltimore metro area.


Our Mission

The purpose of the Chesapeake Down Syndrome Parent Group, Inc. is to serve families of and persons with Down syndrome by providing information and support.

our vision

The group wishes to promote a happy, healthy, accepting environment which enables independence for people with Down syndrome so that they may reach their potential at all stages of their lives.


The group was founded in 1982 by eight sets of parents looking to share information and network in order to serve their children with Down syndrome. Currently, the group consists of over 400 families, individuals, and organizations with an interest in the well-being of persons with Down syndrome.


Chesapeake Down Syndrome Parent Group is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The group receives funding through fundraising events, including the Baltimore Buddy Walk, and private donations. EIN: 52-1753132. Download CDSPG's W-9.

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Strategic Plan

A strategic plan serves as a roa dmap for our future. The goal of the strategic planning process is to
provide focus and direction to the organization over the next 5 years, improve consistency in the
delivery of support and programs, and to enhance the organization’s ability to expand that support.
Download 2016 Strategic Plan