New to Down Syndrome
If you’ve just learned that your baby, or another baby who is close to you, has Down syndrome, you are probably experiencing a wide range of emotions. The parents and family members of CRDSS know just what you are going through. The foundation of our community is our shared story about the unbelievable joy (and the scary unknown) of having a child who has Down syndrome in our lives. We understand and you are not alone. We welcome you to contact us with any questions and we would be honored to help you find the connections which will guide you on this new and wonder-filled journey.
If you want to talk to someone about your baby’s diagnosis immediately, here is a link to the National Down Syndrome Society Helpline: http://www.ndss.org/Resources/Helpline/
Of course, one of the best things about being a part of the CRDSS society is interacting with individuals of all ages who have Down syndrome. Through their wide range of inspiring abilities, personalities and accomplishments, you will see that the future for the child you love is wide-open and promising.
So, if you are new to Down syndrome (or just new to the area), we welcome your participation in one of our upcoming events. To learn more about what we have planned for the year, visit our calendar (hyperlink).
If prefer small gatherings over larger social events, feel free to contact us and we’ll help you make a one-on-one with a family in the area. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 814-321-8530 and someone will be in touch with you shortly.