Support Groups - The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte

Support Groups

There is nothing more powerful that connecting with other families who have children with Ds. Our support groups, conveniently located throughout the 12 counties we serve, provide regular opportunities for families to come together.

The DSA of Greater Charlotte has a number of support groups within and outside of our organization. These groups support families of individuals with Down syndrome from birth through adulthood. Family outings include playdates, social clubs, sibling support, mom’s nights out, educational and therapeutic-based activities.

For more information about existing support groups in your area, Victoria Coles at 704-536-2163 or via email at


Roots & Shoots (Birth through Pre-K)
Kate Stanton, , 803-981-4394

Rising Stars (Kindergarten through 4th grade)
Noelle Heaslet,, 704-589-7589

Soaring Eagles (5th grade through 7th grade)
New Leadership Needed

Teens (8th grade through 11th grade)
New Leaders Coming Soon!

Adults (12th grade and Adults)
Brenden Hammeke, 704-595-3832,

Adults with Ds Meet-Up Group (ages 18+)
(held 2nd Thursdays of the month)
6pm – 8pm
Hope Community Church
4418 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC 28226
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Gaston County
Tammy Burgess,

Cleveland County
Tasha Haskin, 704-472-8457,
Susan Mellon, 704-692-8576,

Stanly County – Friend in Me
Sunnie Rector,

T21 North – North Meck, Cabarrus, Rowan, Iredell and points northward
New Leadership Needed

T21 Lincoln County
Leah McDonald Miller,, 704-293-7229



Latino Families

New Leadership Needed

African American Families

Jeannette Little,
Sybil Gaines,

D.A.D.S. (Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome)
All Dads welcome,

Scott Ingold,

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