Our First Connection program makes experienced parents of children with Down syndrome available to parents with a prenatal diagnosis or with children newly diagnosed with Down syndrome. We will answer your questions honestly and do our best to describe the joys and challenges we have experienced in our own personal journeys.
We can visit with and your family at hospitals or at home, serving as a shoulder to lean on, a voice of experience, and a source of current information. We can provide all new parents a packet of up-to-date information about Down syndrome and resources available to you and your child. If we don’t have the answers to your questions, we’ll direct you to someone who may. We’re also here to listen with compassion, never judgment. Not every parent in First Connection has the same story or has found the same solution, but we have all had the same concerns at one time or another.
What we can share with you...
All of us in First Connection agree that whatever our first reaction to the words “Down syndrome,” time has taught us that our children bring boundless love, humanity and inspiration to our lives.
No family should feel alone.
Our services are free and confidential.
Let us be your First Connection:
You can also request a visit here.