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!
Volunteers Needed for the Chicago Marathon – Oct. 9th
Want to be a part of an incredible event and support the CdLS Foundation? Then you should consider joining the 2022 Team CdLS Chicago Curb Crew. As a member of this fun group, you will cheer on our runners during the race, as well as attend our Pre-Race Rally Dinner and Post-Race Dinner Celebration.
This is one of the CdLS Foundation’s most electric events and an incredible time to bond with other parents and volunteers. It will lift your heart, encourage you and change you in wonderful ways.
Share a memory of your loved one
Visit the Adult Transition page. Learn about the six core areas of transition. The six core areas are education, socialization, medical options, legal issues, living arrangements and government resources. Gain insight from other parents who have already gone through the process. Find resources that can help you and your family prepare for your loved one with CdLS becoming an adult.
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.
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.”
Mother of Stephen