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Are you an expectant parent looking for more information? We're here to answer your questions and talk. Please click the link for more resources:

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Resources for: Expectant Parents

We understand that this time must be filled with mixed emotions for you and your family, and we want you to know that you are not alone in your journey. We would like to suggest that in reading about Down syndrome, you take your time and digest only the information that is helpful to you. It is our philosophy that your baby is a baby first, with Down syndrome second.

We are here to support you in every way possible and welcome you to contact us with any questions you may have. You may reach Cathleen, director of parent support, at (925) 362-8660x104 or cathleen@dscba.org

Early Connections Support Group

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Due to the COVID 19 Shelter In Place Early Connections Group meetings are currently being held online until further notice.

Early Connections offers a friendly and supportive environment for parents and their babies (ages 0–3). We share helpful information to support your baby’s development. Some months we invite guest speakers and focus on a specific topic. This group meets two times a month: one Wednesday morning and one Saturday morning.

Facilitator: Cathleen Small, Director of New Family Services & Medical Outreach

Location: DSCBA, 101-J Town and Country Dr, Danville

Wednesdays 10:30am­–12:00pm

Feb. 5, March 4, Apr 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2

Saturdays 9:30am–11:00am

Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 14, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug.15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 19

(Saturday meetings include a continental breakfast.)

Please contact Cathleen at cathleen@dscba.org or call her at (925) 362-8660 x104 if you are planning to attend. You may also contact her if you would like to be placed on the meeting email list or if you have questions about this group.

El grupo Early Connections ofrece un ambiente amistoso y de apoyo para los padres y sus bebés (de 0 a 3 años de edad). Compartimos información útil para apoyar el desarrollo de su bebé. Algunos meses presentamos oradores invitados y enfocan un tema específico. Este grupo se reúne dos veces al mes: un miércoles y un sábado por la mañana.

Facilitadora: Cathleen Small, Directora de Nuevos servicios para la familia y divulgación médica

Local: DSCBA, 101-J Town and Country Dr., Danville CA

Miércoles: 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

5 de febrero, 4 de marzo, 1 de abril, 6 de mayo, 3 de junio, 1 de julio, 2 de septiembre, 7 de octubre, 4 de noviembre y 2 de diciembre de 2020

Sábados: 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

18 de enero, 15 de febrero, 14 de marzo, 18 de abril, 16 de mayo, 20 de junio, 18 de julio, 15 de agosto, 19 de septiembre, 17 de octubre, 21 de noviembre y 19 de diciembre de 2020

(Las reuniones de los sábados incluyen un desayuno continental.)

Por favor si usted está planeando asistir, póngase en contacto con Cathleen por e-mail cathleen@dscba.org o llamarla al (925) 362-8660 extensión 104. También puede comunicarse con ella si le gustaría anotarse por correo electrónico en la lista de las reuniones o si tiene alguna pregunta sobre este grupo


New Parents

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Welcome and congratulations to you on the birth of your baby!

The birth of a new baby is most often filled with joy and wonderment; however, having a child with Down syndrome can be a time filled with mixed emotions for you and your family members. We hope that we will be of support to you and help you to realize that you are not alone. We would love to talk with you and introduce you to our programs, resources and support services.

You have more time than you think to learn about the many blessings and challenges that lie ahead of you, and at this time we encourage you to bond with your newborn and realize your baby is a baby first, with Down syndrome second.

New Parent Resources

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A book full of real-life accounts of families who have received a Down syndrome diagnosis- Available here

The Parent’s Guide to Down Syndrome: Advice, Information, Inspiration, and Support for Raising Your Child from Diagnosis Through Adulthood- Available on Amazon

Babies with Down Syndrome: A New Parents’ Guide- Available on Amazon

Gifts: Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives- Available here

There's nothing down about Down syndrome. Watch here

Moms are not sorry their children have Down Syndrome. Watch here