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You can count on PODS to be supportive, informative, and there for your family. As we grow as a community, we hope you will be involved in our many activities and services. Families take great comfort in sharing and talking with other families, and PODS is proud to make these connections happen. If you are a parent seeking or willing to offer support to or from another parent, please contact the PODS.


Explore special stories, Dad’s corner articles, helpful links, and more. Below are some resources that we think you might find helpful. Should you have any resources that you think others may benefit from, please let us know so that we can add them to this list.

National and International Organizations

National Down Syndrome Society -

Tri-State Down Syndrome Support Group -

Down Syndrome Research Foundation -

National Association for Down Syndrome -

Local Resources

Down Syndrome Connection of Anne Arundel County -

Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education -

Parents Place of Maryland -

The Arc of Prince George's County -

The Arc Maryland -

Resource Connections -

Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation -

The Horizon Foundation -

The Brainery -


A Friend Like Anian: The First Day of School -

Speech and Language Aids

Super Duper Publications -

First Sound Series -

Talk Down Syndrome -

The Hanen Centre -

Legal Resources

Mid Atlantic ADA Center -


Equal Rights Center -

Disability Rights Maryland -

Maryland Legal Aid -

Maryland Department of Human Services -

Famous People with Down Syndrome

Sujeet Desai - Can play five instruments and was featured on Oprah

Jane Cameron - Extraordinary woman with DS that was born in 1949 at a time when “angels” were commonly institutionalized. She was an artist, accomplished athlete, and advocate.

Bernadette Resha - Artist with DS. Site features a gallery of her work. 


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