The Avon-based Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) Foundation has moved its headquarters to a larger office in town to facilitate growth, it said.

The CdLS Foundation has 10 employees and provides services — including running support groups and four clinics across the country (in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City and St. Louis) — to people affected by CdLS, a rare and little-known genetic disorder.

The group, which formed 20 years ago, moved from its former six-office, 2,065-square-foot suite on 302 Main St. in Avon to a larger 3,100-square-foot space at 30 Tower Lane, the nonprofit said.

“We had outgrown the current space and having a larger space where the Foundation staff have the room to collaborate is a big win for not only them but for the families they support,” board of directors President Patrick Lyons said in a statement.

According to a tax filing, the CdLS Foundation collected about $1.03 million in revenue 2018, and ended that year with just over $975,000 in assets.

The larger space will allow the nonprofit to increase its offerings to clients for things like meetings with social workers and information sessions, said Gabrielle Nadeau, the organization’s communications coordinator.

“This move definitely will… give us more space to provide those services,” Nadeau said.

Published in The Hartford Business Journal on 9/4/2019

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