Local connections matter

DSDN believes that local connections are critical for families so that they have a lasting support system for their child.  Many times, local organizations and other parents are the first to reach out to families with a welcome gift or resources.  DSDN knows how important all of the layers of support are for new parents and aims to help parents find the resources they need and want.

 

We are thrilled to be partnering with organizations across the country to support their new parent outreach.  We believe working hand in hand will enable families to have a strong network of support.

Materials DSDN provides for New Parents
  • Our Main DSDN Brochure which has an overview of DSDN and our services.  Our main brochure is also available in Spanish.

  • Our DSDN Congratulations Cards that invite families to join our online groups

  • The Unexpected: Stories of a Down syndrome diagnosis card that directs families to the online book where they can read other families' diagnosis experiences.​​

Materials DSDN provides for Medical Outreach
  • "How to Deliver a Postnatal Diagnosis of Down syndrome" Brochure which is a compilation of professional recommendations for delivering a birth diagnosis of Down syndrome.  

  • Tips for Delivering a Diagnosis outreach postcards. These two-sided cards offer a quick-reference for those professionals delivering a new diagnosis on the front and additional information on the back

    • Prenatal Diagnosis Postcard ​

    • Postnatal Diagnosis Postcard