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.