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The Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) Foundation provides a host of services for anyone touched by this little-known genetic syndrome and other isolating conditions.

If CdLS is Part of Your Life, We’re Here to Help

CdLS occurs in approximately 1 in 10,000 live births and the CdLS Foundation is honored to currently serve over 2,800 individuals with this rare genetic syndrome.

We also aim to reach the thousands more who live without a diagnosis and/or are unaware of services available to them. If you or someone you know would benefit from our many support services, please let us know!

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Professionals

The Foundation is a primary resource for professionals working in the fields of medicine, education, therapy and others.

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Families

The CdLS Foundation provides families and caregivers a wealth of services, support and information — most of which are at no cost.

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Research

Through a variety of research programs and activities, the CdLS Foundation plays a major role in advancing clinical and basic scientific knowledge about the syndrome.

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Spotlight on CdLS

We are proud to present our PBS segment “Spotlight on CdLS”. The CdLS Foundation is committed to raising awareness of the syndrome to both the general public and medical professionals. Today, we have the opportunity to reach a national audience and share your story. Thank you to our amazing community who continues to support, encourage and respect one another. A special thanks to the generous donors who made this program possible.

 

Help Raise CdLS Awareness

Celebrate your loved one with CdLS on May 11th, National CdLS Awareness Day. By making a gift in honor of your loved one, you are shedding light on this often misdiagnosed, little known syndrome.

 

Share a memory of your loved one

We invite you to submit a story to honor your child.
“Losing a child is the most devastating passage parents will experience in their lifetime, but we do not have to endure it alone. We can support, love, and learn from one another, and eventually, tomorrow will be a better day.” – Jane

There are a variety of ways you can be part of the community – whether it is through a fundraiser or volunteering – the options are endless.

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Give

Your gift provides unlimited opportunities to reach out, provide help and give hope.

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Take Action

From kindergarten classrooms to U.S. congressional offices, we are committed to educating the public about the syndrome.

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Volunteer with us

Parents, relatives and friends give their time and energy to help improve the lives of individuals with CdLS.

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The Foundation staff is the most caring and dedicated group of people who are always ready to listen or point us in the right direction when we desperately need help.”

Joanne Gersuk
Mother of Stephen

Questions? We have answers!

If you are in need of assistance, our Family Service Coordinators are here to help!