New Parent Information

A New Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome

The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati has been supporting families of children with Down syndrome since 1981. Our hope is that the information in our A New Parent’s Guide to Down Syndrome publication will help you to begin to understand Down syndrome and help you to see your baby’s great potential.

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"Welcome to Holland"

A letter from a mother of a child with Down syndrome

I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability – to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel.  It’s like this…

When you’re going to have a baby, it’s like planning a fabulous vacation trip – to Italy.  You buy a bunch of guide books and make your wonderful plans.  The Coliseum.  The Michelangelo David.  The gondolas in Venice.  You may learn some handy phrases in Italian.  It’s all very exciting.  Read More


The Babies with Down Syndrome Book

The Babies with Down Syndrome book is a guide for new parents of babies and young children with Down syndrome.  The book discusses a variety of issues including, daily care, family lifestyle, early intervention, inclusion and legal issues concerning Down syndrome.  If you would like to receive a complimentary copy of this book, please contact Jena at jenaw@dsagc.com.
 

Helpful Links

National Down Syndrome Society
http://www.ndss.org/

The Jane and Richard Thomas Center for Down Syndrome
http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/service/t/down-syndrome/default/

Information for Prenatally Diagnosed Families 
http://www.downsyndromepregnancy.org

Active discussion board with Moms of babies with Down syndrome
http://community.babycenter.com/groups/a315/down_syndrome 

Free Resources about Down syndrome 
www.downsyndromediagnosis.org