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 or groups that you would like to get started please contact Victoria Coles at 704-536-2163 or via email at


Birth through 3-years
FIRST CALL (new and expecting parents of children with Down syndrome )

Referral Form and Information

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,



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



Hispanic Family Conexion

Connect to the group via WhatsApp! at

African American and Multi-Cultural Families

Plans in Motion for Fall 2023- Stay tuned for upcoming meetups

Jeannette Little,
Sybil Gaines,

D.A.D.S. (Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome)

Facebook Group:

Scott Ingold,

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