New Parent Guide

The National Down Syndrome Society’s guide for new and expectant parents, “A Promising Future Together,” is a comprehensive overview that includes sections on healthy starts, early intervention therapies, how to find support and care for your family and what the future holds for your child. Read the full text in English or download PDFs in English or Spanish at the links below:

Download the New Parent Guide:

This brochure provides a quick and easy-to-read overview of Down Syndrome and lots of helpful info for new parents of little ones with DS. Download using the following links or read full text below.

Download the Brochure for New Parents:

These guidelines are designed to assist the pediatrician in caring for the child in whom a diagnosis of Down syndrome has been confirmed by chromosome analysis.

Although a pediatrician’s initial contact with the child is usually during infancy, occasionally the pregnant woman who has been given a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome will be referred for review of the condition and the genetic counseling provided. Therefore, this report offers guidance for this situation as well.

Do you have a new little one with Down Syndrome? Or one on the way?

We want to help. Sign up to receive a free informational packet from the ADSA made especially for parents, whether your baby is here or still on the way.

This resource covers birth to age 5

Sign up to receive a free copy of the valuable resource, Babies with Down Syndrome: A New Parents’ Guide, in English or Spanish. Use the form below to sign up now.

Do you have a child or teen with Down Syndrome? 

This useful resource is all about positive behavior! Sign up to receive a free copy of the valuable resource, Supporting Positive Behavior in Children and Teens with Down Syndrome: The Respond but Don’t React Method. Use the form below to sign up now.

For families currently admitted to ACH Little Rock

Our $25 gift cards are meant to assist families with food, gas or other needs when their child with Down syndrome is admitted to ACH in Little Rock for more than 48 hours. Request a gift card below.

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