African American Family Support Group (21 Shades)
Quarterly calls and social events; Open to all family members.
Families Supporting Families
Moms night out the last Thursday of each month with occasional family gatherings and playdates.
Autism Spectrum Disorder/Down Syndrome
Down Syndrome-Autism Connection
Charlotte Gray: 978-394-8416
Jeanne Doherty: 978-761-3950
Online chat group 2nd Monday evening of every month to network and share resources, and occasional get-togethers.
Boston Children’s Hospital Speaker Series
Down Syndrome Program
Monthly, educational talks that may be attended or viewed on-line.
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
Meets one Saturday per month, all ages and all family members welcome.
Special Health Care Needs
Parents of Children with DS
and Other Special Health Care Needs
Meets quarterly in Waltham with a variety of quest speakers; child care provided.
Central MA Family Group
Meets every other month on a Saturday morning; families with children up to age 10; all family members welcome.
D.A.D.S Group (Statewide)
Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome
Variety of DADS meetings and family events
Trisomy 21 Club
Informal play group meets one Saturday each month; alternates between morning and afternoon with occasional mom's night out.
Grandparents Support Group
781-221-0024 x206 (Sarah Cullen)
Regional meetings for grandparents.
MA Parent to Parent: Navigating School Systems
Melanie Perkins McLaughlin
Informal personal and online environment where families can share resources adn hopes for their child's education. Meetings every other month.
MDSC New Family Socials
Meets every month on a Saturday morning in Burlington; families with children up to age 4; all family members welcome.
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 3rd Saturday of the month.
Informal play group meets every other month on the 2nd Saturday of the month.
A nonprofit family and support group started by parents with the same interests in mind. Meets monthly through play dates, familiy activities, seminars and informational meetings.
South Shore Area
Braintree Support Group
Moms night out monthly; currently families have children 10-18.
South Shore Parents and Siblings of Adult Children with Special Needs
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