African American Family Support Group (21 Shades)
Federation for Children with
Special Needs (Boston)
Meets Quarterly in the Boston area; Open to all family members.
Families Supporting Families
Moms night out the last Thursday of each month.
Autism Spectrum Disorder/Down Syndrome
Down Syndrome-Autism Connection Charlotte Gray: 978-394-8416 Jeanne Doherty: 978-761-3950 Monthly on-line chat group to network and share resources.
Boston Children’s Hospital Speaker Series
Down Syndrome Program
Monthly, educational talks that may be attended or viewed on-line.
Moms Potluck Group
Melanie Perkins McLaughlin
BCARC Down Syndrome Family Group
Brockton EI/BAMSI support group
Monthly Tuesday evening meetings; both informal get-togethers as well as outside speakers; children welcome at the informal meetings.
South Bay EI support group
Parents of Children with DS
and Complex Needs
Meets quarterly in Waltham with a variety of quest speakers; child care provided.
D.A.D.S Group (Statewide)
Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome
Trisomy 21 Club
Informal play group meets the second Saturday of the month; alternate between morning and afternoon.
Grandparents Support Group
781-221-0024 x206 (Sarah Cullen)
Regional meetings for grandparents.
Mosaic Down Syndrome
Support and information for families whose child has mosaic down syndrome.
Morning Travelers Play/Support Group
Informal play group meets monthly on the third saturday of the month.
Strong Facebook group and hosts a variety of events.
South Shore Area
Braintree Support Group
Moms night out monthly; currently families have children 10-18.
South Shore Parents and Siblings of Children over 30
Familias Latinas Unidas por
el Sindrome de Down
Meets montly on the first Saturday of the month; all family members welcome; currently mostly families who have a teen or an adult.
Down Syndrome Resource Group of Western Mass.
Provides a variety of events for families with children of all ages.
OUT OF STATE:
Down Syndrome Society of Rhode Island
Northern New England
Down Syndrome Congress (NNEDSC)
Southern Maine Down Syndrome Family Network
Connecticut Down Syndrome Congress
Champlain Valley Down Syndrome Group
National Down Syndrome Congress
National Down Syndrome Society