ECDSSG Services


New Members

If you have a child with Down Syndrome, and have not been contacted by a member of our group, please call or email us. We have several members who make initial contact with new parents, and we have a packet of materials which provides information about DS, special services available, and much more. Call Sherry Wenger at 534-3931, or email her at Also, please make sure your name has been added to our mailing list. You can do this by calling Matthew Lind at 533-8259, or by an email to

Join our ECDSSG Facebook Group!

We have a Facebook group, which is a great place to talk to each other, share ideas, solve problems, and tell our stories. This is a closed group, which means that we as members are sharing just among ourselves. If you already have a Facebook account just click here, or search in Facebook for the Elkhart County Down Syndrome Support Group. You can then click to request to be added to the group. If you don’t have a personal account, set one up here and then follow the above instructions. Facebook is free to join. Once you are a group member, you can join in on or begin topics of discussion, share pictures or videos, or just chat with other members of the group.


Thanks to our two annual fundraisers we can now offer families a small scholarship for parent education (such as conferences), or for classes for your child (such as piano, swimming, or dance). The maximum amount is $100, and is limited to one scholarship per family per year. Please see the note below about volunteering! The money will be paid after the completion of the class or conference by submitting a receipt to: Laura Proctor, ECDSSG Treasurer, 28959 CR 10, Elkhart, IN 46514. If you have any questions, call Laura at 262-3893. Be sure to read the note below.

Please be aware that the officers have voted to require a family member to volunteer at an event or participate on a committee in order to qualify for the scholarship. Plan to help with the Haunted Hilly Half Marathon & Frightening 5K on October 26th, 2013.







Email Us



E C D S S G 



Jack Senger 642-2613


David Tucker 534-5113


   Kathy Lind 533-8259


Laura Proctor  262-3893

New Parent Contact

Sherry Wenger  534-3931

Newsletter & Web

Matthew Lind  533-8259