Building a community of respect and support

Our families have more in common than simply sharing experiences of having a child with Down syndrome.

About Us


The Champlain Valley Down Syndrome Group (CVDSG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit 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 70 families spread out across the Champlain Valley in Vermont and Upstate New York.

Upcoming Events

Spring Family Gathering

Mark your calendar for this fun get-together.  We have reserved St. Mark's Church bowling alley which offers 8 lanes, bowling shoes, foosball, ping pong, pool and air hockey.  This is a potluck so …

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St. Mark’s Parish, 1251 North Ave.
Burlington, VT 05408 United States
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CVDSG Board of Directors Meeting

The next Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 21st at the offices of Dore and Whittier from 5:30 till 7:00.  The Board will review finances and …

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Dore and Whittier, 212 Battery Street
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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Summer Picnic & BBQ

The annual Summer Picnic and BBQ will be held once again in Oakledge Park in Burlington on the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain, on Sunday July 19th, from 3:30 – …

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Oakledge Park, Oakledge Park
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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Buddy Walk 2020

The 11th annual Champlain Valley Buddy Walk will be held on September 27th, 2020, starting from Battery Park on the shores of Lake Champlain. This yearly event is an excellent …

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Battery Park, Battery Park
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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Our Community


Help our community grow!

Your generous donations help us to support the various programs & events of the Champlain Valley Down Syndrome Group.