Has someone you love recently found out their baby has this genetic condition? Whether you are still expecting or you are already carrying a newborn around, visit us for lots of up to date information delivered to you in a friendly and personal manner. Not only that, you will find stories and photos of other kids with this genetic difference. You will find encouragement and support, and we hope you will eventually find peace.
Our story begins here...Our son, Sam, was born with Down Syndrome. As a registered nurse I worked in the mother/baby unit of a hospital. I had seen and taken care of babies with this condition. I never thought it would happen to me though. That is a totally different world. My husband and I scoured the internet for as much information as we could find. Our list of "Bookmarks” (“Favorites” for aol users) was a mile long. Then we had to sift through all the sites to distinguish between the "techno-babble" sites, the ones that were strictly personal experience, and the helpful ones.
We want to bring you as much information as possible about this condition in a personal, easy to read manner. The best part is that it is all in on one website.
Not to scare you, but there will be plenty of therapy in your and your child's future. Here we will address the different kinds of therapies your kiddo MAY need and give you an idea about kinds of things to expect.
Information and encouragement for expecting parents, new parents, friends and relatives.
Children with Down Syndrome will benefit immensely from early learning. In this section you will find many tips and ideas to get you started. We will also discuss (eventually) mainstreaming in public schools, schools especially for these kids and more.
Last but not least you will find, among other things, the ongoing story of our personal journey with our sweet, sweet little Sammy, a section with poems and stories relating to individuals with Down Syndrome and other special needs children (beware! some of them will move you to tears), and information about some people with DS who have achieved great things. We also hope to put up a message board or forum at some point.
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