Common Ground Society™
We serve families who have loved ones with any sort of unique need while also educating our community on how to be inclusive.
Starts with HELLO, ends with BELONGING.
Look What We Do!
What makes CGS unique is that we provide support to families who receive any life changing diagnosis for their child. Our group of over 500 members has varying diagnoses from common diagnoses like Down Syndrome, Autism, and birth complications to more rare diagnoses like Cornelia De Lange and Fragile X Syndrome. There is no specific diagnosis a person must have in order to belong, all are welcome here. This is special because often families who have more rare diagnosis are left feeling isolated with little to no local resources, this is where we come in. CGS offers a community for all families so no one is left feeling scared and alone.
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Students Have Heard Our Message!
Be The One™
We share the stories of our lives to educate and empower our community to be more compassionate, accepting, and inclusive of people with disabilities. Common Ground Society™ ensures that all families feel a sense of belonging through meaningful connections and local support.
Be The One™
Individuals of all abilities are entitled to belong in every aspect of society. Inclusion is not only a right, but a strength that enables society to thrive. HELLO.BELONGING™
Reach Out To See What CGS Offers!
We want to support YOU and your family. Let us know if your child was just born with a diagnosis or recently diagnosed. We come to you with a CGS welcome to our family tote! Click here for more information.
We know. It can be overwhelming. We have a very extensive resource file. Check it out!
Let us come to your school or community event to discuss inclusion. See more on how we can custom create the perfect presentation for you.
Someone who pledges to Be The One pushes past feelings of discomfort and fear to say hello and get to know someone they perceive as different. They invite others to join in and offer their help if it’s needed. They recognize the inherent value that every individual possesses and find joy in discovering the strength in our diversity. Even if no one else is, you can pledge to Be The One!