For Families

Where Do I Start?

There will be challenges in raising your child, but there will also be many joys. Down syndrome is a condition your baby has - it is not who your baby is. Now is the time to begin learning all you can about Down syndrome and this section is a great place to start.


Understanding the Diagnosis

There are two types of tests for Down syndrome that can be performed before your baby is born: screening tests and diagnostic tests.

Your Child's Health

Staying informed about the various healthcare conditions that may accompany a Down syndrome diagnosis is critical to keeping your child healthy.

Early Intervention

Children with Down syndrome typically face delays in certain areas of development, so early intervention is highly recommended. It can begin anytime after birth, but the sooner it starts, the better.

Hear From Other Families Like Yours

Read about how other families manage the trials and tribulations of having a family member with Down syndrome. There is much to celebrate but there can also be challenges. Find the support and reassurance you need by connecting with others who are in the same situation. 

Share your story. It may give others the support and inspiration they are looking for.

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