The leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome.

National Down Syndrome Society
8 E 41st Street, 8th Floor
New York New York 10017
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New & Expectant Parents

Featured ImageCongratulations on the birth, or expected birth, of your baby! Now is the time to begin learning all you can about Down syndrome and this section is a great place to start.

  1. Where Should I Go From Here?

    Where Should I Go From Here?The starting point for new and expectant parents in search of information on Down syndrome.

  2. Understanding a Diagnosis of Down Syndrome

    Understanding a Diagnosis of Down SyndromeThere are two types of tests for Down syndrome that can be performed before your baby is born: screening tests and diagnostic tests.

  3. A Healthy Start

    A Healthy StartAn overview of possible health concerns for babies with Down syndrome, how to locate a doctor and options for feeding.

  4. Finding Support

    Finding SupportLearn how to find other parents of babies with Down syndrome and strategies for taking care of yourself.

  5. A Parent's Perspective

    A Parent's PerspectiveWelcome To Holland, by writer Emily Perl Kingsley, is based on her experiences as a mother of a child with Down syndrome.

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