New Parent Guide

The New Parent Guide is a production of the NWDSA. We are very pleased to be able to provide this resource to new parents, as well as to friends, families and medical professionals. Our goal is to provide useful information about Down syndrome and most importantly to share the joys, challenges, and experiences of raising a child with Down syndrome.

There are many books published about Down syndrome, but we have tried to put together and edit thoughtful information from a variety of sources – information we think is well-written and helpful. We have included photos of our children and families because we want to share with you our sons and daughters – to show you living examples of hope, love and happiness. We too are parents of children with Down syndrome – so we are just like you, and we were at one time brand new parents of a child with Down syndrome. We desire to share our families and experiences with you, and share your journey. Someday you may want to do the same for other new families.

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The New Parent Guide is Now Available in Spanish

Este nuevo pedazo de mi corazón - Guía para padres nuevos de niños con síndrome de Down

Guía para padres nuevos de niños con síndrome de Down disponible aquí