About PODS

The Parents of Children with Down syndrome (PODS) of Prince George’s County is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide support and resources for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. PODS seeks to provide the community and surrounding areas with information and education to broaden awareness and foster positive attitudes regarding people with Down syndrome.

PODS invites you to learn more about Down syndrome, our programs and services and how to get involved. PODS is an organization that supports self-advocates, families, educators and healthcare professionals.

Our Philosophy

Our principal focus is to provide support to families of people with Down syndrome. We work to inform the community about the existence and needs of people with Down syndrome with the aim of building inclusive environments for all.

Our Members

PODS members are diverse and welcoming. Our hands and heart are open EVERYONE who is interested in learning more. We share one vision “A world for individuals with Down Syndrome where limitless potential is accepted, embraced and expected”.

Our members also enjoy participating in formal and informal social events, which provide a wonderful opportunity to build friendships and learn from each other.

PODS Support Network

  • Is a parent support group for families living in 
Prince George’s County and surrounding area
  • Maintains a list serve to facilitate communication 
and information sharing
  • Facilitates play groups and social activities for 
families
  • Meets the 1st Monday of every month
  • Is dedicated to educating the community about 
Down syndrome
  • Partners with organizations to receive donations 
and increase awareness about  Down syndrome
  • Participates in various fund raising activities for 
the advancement of Down syndrome

 

 

Meet some members of the PODS community.