New Parent Resources
Down Syndrome Pregnancy – a program administered by the Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky to provide honest, compassionate, and informative support for those in post-diagnosis pregnancy or waiting until birth for a confirmed diagnosis.
Down Syndrome 101 – Many issues relating to Down syndrome from a mother and special ed instructor
Down Syndrome for New Parents – a resource with Q & A, stories, pictures, and forums for those who love someone with Down syndrome
Down Syndrome Education USA – improves education for children with Down syndrome through scientific research, and specialist resources and services
Mommy Speech Therapy – a mother and speech/language pathologist whose goal is to share some tips and techniques in helping your little ones become the very best communicators they can be
School Sparks – free printable worksheets with a wide repertoire of activities for the young child
Signing Time Online Dictionary – a place to look up the signs you need to teach your child communication before verbal language
Speech Room News – creative ways to teach speech and language skills plus many helpful app reviews, printables and links
Starfall – one of the best sites ever for teaching your child reading
Therapy Fun Zone – where play is FUNctional
Woodbine House – an excellent source for books about a variety of subjects concerning Down syndrome
Buddy Walk – The Buddy Walk was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.
Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta – a non-profit organization created by a group of metro-Atlanta parents who wanted to provide support and education to one another and to other families of children with Down syndrome
Down Syndrome Daily – a place to go for current news that is focused on Down syndrome
National Down Syndrome Congress – a network of local and regional groups across the country that reaches out to embrace thousands of people—people with Down syndrome, their families, friends and the professionals who support them
National Down Syndrome Society – the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.
Reece’s Rainbow – an outreach program connecting adoptive families to children with Down syndrome
Riverbend Down Syndrome Association – much information of a variety of subjects for the support and enrichment of families who have an individual with Down syndrome
4 Guys and a Lady – life with Down syndrome—recognize the similarities; celebrate the differences
5 Boys and 1 Girl Make 6 – sharing with you what it is like raising 6 kids in 2012! and hoping to educate people about families with children that have special needs
Down Syndrome Blogs – a list of blog sites by parents of children with Down’s Syndrome where you will find, for the most part, they are much like any other parenting blogs.
Enjoying the Small Things – a beautiful combination of writing and photography, Down syndrome and ordinary life
International Down Syndrome Coalition for Life – dedicated to serving individuals with Down syndrome from conception throughout their lives
Kids with a Little Extra – magical pictures by Connie Wenk who has been privileged to photograph some of the most beautiful kids on this planet who happen to have a little extra in their chromosomal make-up
No Greater Joy Mom – a story full of love from a family with 3 biological sons, 2 special needs daughters from China, and two daughters with Down syndrome from Ukraine
Noah’s Dad – telling the story of Noah’s life via one-minute, daily videos