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The Champlain Valley Down Syndrome Group (CVDSG) was founded in March 2010 with the vision of creating a community of families in the Champlain Valley Region who have a child or family member with Down syndrome.  From that initial meeting, where a small group of families gathered, the CVDSG has grown to include over 45 families spread out across the Champlain Valley.

These families have more in common than simply sharing experiences of having a child with Down syndrome.  They all share the joys and challenges of parenting children with and without special needs, and have come to rely on each other for support and friendship.  Our families are committed to supporting one another on our common journey.

We hope to reach out to those families who have just started down this path, as well as those who can share their wisdom, advice and council to other families.

Ultimately, we hope to build a lasting community that values ALL people and each of our individual and collective experiences.

The Champlain Valley Down Syndrome group is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.