We are here to support you in every way possible and welcome you to contact us with any questions you may have.
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.
Our Director of Family Support is available to new and expectant families 24/7.
- Contact: Cathleen Small - firstname.lastname@example.org (925) 362-8660 x104
In addition, we have a Bilingual Family Support Manager, who provides support to our primarily Spanish-speaking families.
- Contact: Programs@dscba.org
We have a welcome basket program for new families. We deliver (or mail during COVID) a basket full of fun gifts for baby, such as baby books and handmade quilts and hats, as well as further information about Down syndrome that will assist parents as they begin their journey with their new baby.
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 offer free materials about Down syndrome in English and Spanish.
Resources for Expectant Parents
- A book full of real-life accounts of families who have received a Down syndrome diagnosis- Available here.
- A Pregnant Mother’s Guide to Down Syndrome- downsyndromepregnancy.org
- Understanding the Diagnosis of Down Syndrome- Click here for this resource from NDSS
- Receiving a Down Syndrome Diagnosis from Brighter Tomorrows- Click here
New Parent Resources
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
Early Connections Support Group
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.
For more information please visit our Connection Groups