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.
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 Guidelines by Health Supervision for Children and Adolescents With Down Syndrome (by American Association of Pediatrics)
Down Syndrome Research Foundation
Fact Sheet from Sick Childrens Hospital
Down Syndrome Clinic
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.