The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society is a family support group to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through local leadership, outreach, education and advocacy to champion and celebrate acceptance and inclusion.
The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with different abilities have the opportunity to create their own path in order to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities.
I am glad to introduce our family support
group for anyone touched by Down syndrome in the greater
Savannah/ Lowcountry area. Candy and I joined with
other families to start our support group in
We quickly grew and now outreach to families in
the eight surrounding counties. Our meetings are every 4th
Tuesday of the month- typically with a guest speaker and
social time for families to meet and interact with one another.
We encourage people to bring their children. We are an affiliate
of the National
Down Syndrome Society.
We had our first Buddy
Walk - which
was wonderfully successful - at Forsyth Park in downtown
Savannah in October 2006. Nearly 1,600
people came out to support Down syndrome awareness, and nearly 5,000 attended our ninth walk in 2014. Our tenth Buddy Walk is planned
for October 3, 2015.
If you have any questions or needs,
please call or e-mail.
To become an LDSS member, click here.