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Support Group

Whether you’re a new or expectant parent, a family of color, a sibling, father or grandparent of someone with Down syndrome, if you’re looking to connect with others in your shoes, the MDSC can help. We collaborate with more than 20 local support groups around the state.

African American Family Support Group (21 Shades)
Federation for Children with
Special Needs (Boston)

Roxanne Hoke-Chandler
617-399-8343

Attleboro Area
Families Supporting Families
Shannon Paul
508-695-4930

Autism Spectrum Disorder/Down Syndrome
Down Syndrome-Autism Connection
978-902-3661
Charlotte Gray or Erin Knyff

Boston Children’s Hospital Speaker Series
Down Syndrome Program
Angela Lombardo
857-218-4329
Website

Boston/Greater Boston
Moms Potluck Group
Melanie Perkins McLaughlin
617-699-1962

Berkshires Area
BCARC Down Syndrome Family Group
Jessica Dennis
413-499-4241 x276

Brockton Area
Brockton EI/BAMSI support group
Susan Stratoti
508-326-9872

South Bay EI support group
Rachel Thomas
781-249-0629

Cape Cod Area

Cape Cod Down Syndrome Group
Michelle Corcoran
508-367-7163
Website

Complex Needs
Parents of Children with DS
and Complex Needs

Sarah Cullen
781-221-0024

D.A.D.S Group (Statewide)
Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome
Jeff Roback
339-788-1460
Website

Fitchburg Area
The local Arc has support groups
for parents of children under 22

and for caregivers of adults

Cheryl Robillard
978-343-6662 x128

Franklin Area
Trisomy 21 Club
Amy Lanagan
508-981-8895

Grandparents
Grandparents Support Group
Regina Kando
781-221-0024 x206 (Sarah Cullen)

MetroWest Area
MetroWest Parents of Children
with
Down Syndrome
Cheryl Caira
508-877-6475

Mosaic Down Syndrome
Support Group
Sonya Cabral
617-308-7441

North of Boston/ Merrimack Valley
Morning Travelers Play/Support Group
Sharon Randall
978-974-0191
Website

Southeastern Mass.
21 FrienDS
Kim Legendre
508-989-2706

South Shore Area
South Shore Arc (Weymouth) Support Group
Jeanne Zarrella
781-848-8935

South Shore Parents and Siblings of Children over 30
Taffy Nothnagle
781-383-0895

Spanish-Speaking
Familias Latinas Unidas por
el Sindrome de Down
Patria Espinal
617-953-6589

Western Massachusetts
Down Syndrome Resource Group of Western Mass.
Toby Dowling
413-427-0452

OUT OF STATE:
Rhode Island
Down Syndrome Society of Rhode Island
401-463-5751
Website

New Hampshire
Northern New England
Down Syndrome Congress (NNEDSC)
603-622-6904
Website

Maine
Southern Maine Down Syndrome Family Network
866-571-2223
Website

Connecticut
Connecticut Down Syndrome Congress
888-486-8537
Website

Vermont
Champlain Valley Down Syndrome Group
Lisa DeNatale
802-922-0428
Website

NATIONAL:
National Down Syndrome Congress
1-800-232-NDSC
Website

National Down Syndrome Society
1-800-221-4602
Website

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