NEW AND EXPECTANT PARENTS

Resources & Support Centre

New Parents of Babies with Down Syndrome

Becoming a parent to a child with Down Syndrome can be overwhelming, lonely and stressful. The New Parent Mentor Program matches new parents with other parents of children with Down Syndrome.

DSAT Parent Mentor Program
To be Matched with a parent Mentor
Contact: Anna Taverna at anna.taverna@dsat.ca

Many of us have found strength and comfort connecting with other parents who are raising children with DS. We hope that if you’re not ready to talk to a DSAT peer supporter, that you’ll take a moment to review the New and Expectant Parent Package, “21 Welcomes” which was created by CDSS.

New and Expectant Parent Package

New Guidelines by Health Supervision for Children and Adolescents With Down Syndrome (by American Association of Pediatrics)

A Jack’s Basket is a complimentary welcome gift for the family of a baby diagnosed with Down syndrome. Baskets include baby gifts, a collection of books and resources, and the opportunity to connect with a parent raising a child with Down syndrome. Request a Basket Here.

Down Syndrome Research Foundation
www.dsrf.org

Fact Sheet from Sick Childrens Hospital
www.aboutkidshealth.ca

Down Syndrome Clinic
https://www.sickkids.ca/areas-of-care/clinics/down-syndrome-clinic.html

Winter/Spring 2023 issue of Growing with CICC, Centennial Infant and Child Centre’s Early Intervention program newsletter.

This newsletter is designed to help families support their children’s development in many different ways.  It includes ideas for play with homemade toys, tips for movement, information about communication strategies, and updates about what is happening at CICC.

Download the newsletter

 

NEW AND EXPECTANT PARENT PACKAGE

Although this journey is unique, you are not alone. You have now become part of a supportive, caring and welcoming community.

“”Your child has taught you to see the world through unconditional love.” – Nancy Dyer”

Support and Resources for children aged 0 – 6

Early Childhood Intervention Services:
Silver Creek Pre School
www.silvercreekpreschool.ca
416-249-9770

Child Development Institute
www.childdevelop.ca
416-603-1827

Centennial Infant and Child Care
www.cicc.ca
416-935-0200

Surrey Place
www.surreyplace.ca
416-925-5141

Mothercraft Parent-Infant Program
www.mothercraft.ca
416-364-7373

Holland Bloorview Play and Learn
www.hollandbloorview.ca
416-782-1105

Developmental Assessment and Diagnosis

CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Adventure Place child and Family centre
www.adventureplace.ca
416-744-7650

George Hull Centre for Children and Families
www.georgehullcentre.on.ca
416-622-8833

Sick Kids centre for Community Mental Health
www.sickkidscmh.ca
416-924-1164 ext8708

Lamp Community Health Centre
www.lampchc.org
416-252-6471

HEARING

Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf
www.bobrumball.org
416-449-9651

Infant Hearing Program
Toronto Preschool Speech and Language Services
www.tpsls.on.ca
416-338-8255

DEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENT

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Child Development Program
www.hollandbloorview.ca
416-925-6543

North York General Hospital
Child and Adolescent Ambulatory Health Services
www.nygh.on.ca
416-632-8703

Regent Park Community Health Centre
Child Development Clinic
www.regentparkchc.org
416-362-0805 ext100

St Joseph s health Centre
Child Development Clinic
www.st.joe.on.ca
416-530-6000 ext4406

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE SERVICES

Toronto Preschool Speech and Language Services
www.tpsls.on.ca
416-338-8255

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