The Down Syndrome Association of Toronto (DSAT)

New Parents Connecting

Where can I connect with other families and the larger Down syndrome community?

As new parents learning that our child had Down syndrome, the overwhelmingly common question that we all asked was “What will life be like?”. Of course, no one can ever answer that question completely, but connecting with other families living with Down syndrome is often the beginning of feeling positive about the future.

Many new parents voice a need to connect (both figuratively and literally) to other families who have a child or loved one with Down syndrome. Indeed, many of us cite a connection with peers and a wider community as a key factor in coming to terms with our child’s diagnosis. While we could never possibly have a complete list of places where you can find peers, read and share stories and generally connect with others who understand what you’re going through, we hope these ideas will be helpful to you and your family.

Where can I connect with other families and the larger Down syndrome community?

As new parents learning that our child had Down syndrome, the overwhelmingly common question that we all asked was “What will life be like?”. Of course, no one can ever answer that question completely, but connecting with other families living with Down syndrome is often the beginning of feeling positive about the future.

Many new parents voice a need to connect (both figuratively and literally) to other families who have a child or loved one with Down syndrome. Indeed, many of us cite a connection with peers and a wider community as a key factor in coming to terms with our child’s diagnosis. While we could never possibly have a complete list of places where you can find peers, read and share stories and generally connect with others who understand what you’re going through, we hope these ideas will be helpful to you and your family.

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DSAT

PO Box 40039
Liberty Village PO
Toronto ON M5V 0K7
416-966-0990

Non-Profit Charitable
Organization #
11888 7942 RR0001

Established in 1987

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