Monday, October 10, 2016

October is Down syndrome Awareness Month

Down syndrome occurs in one out of every 691 babies born. When a parent learns that their baby is going to be born with Down syndrome or has been born with Down syndrome, they may and do often feel anger, despair, guilt, shame, rejection of their baby, depression, helplessness or they may feel happy, loving and accepting. No matter what a parent feels once learning of the diagnosis, every parent wants more information. Down Syndrome Indiana provides comprehensive New Parent Packets and a robust support network for parents that have a newborn with Down syndrome or have just learned of the diagnosis before their child is born.

If you are a service provider or a parent and would like to request a New Parent Packet, please visit: A Spanish version of the packet is also available.