New And Expectant Parents

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Navigating the Journey Ahead: Support for New and Expectant Parents

Congratulations on your new baby! Learning the unexpected news that your child has Down Syndrome may generate a wide range of emotions, concerns, and unanswered questions. The Down Syndrome Association of the Valley is here for you, just like parents who deeply love their children, because we understand the journey you're embarking on. Our mission is simple: to support you and your newborn, advocate for your child as they grow, and provide your family with the resources needed to navigate this new chapter.

But you're not alone in this journey. Whether you're seeking information, advice, or simply someone to talk to, we're here to help. You can request immediate access to helpful resources by mail or drop by our office anytime. Additionally, we're thrilled to connect you with a Down Syndrome New Parent Mentor, who can meet you wherever you feel most comfortable, to share knowledge and offer support.

We understand that every family's experience is unique, and we're dedicated to providing personalized assistance tailored to your needs. So please don't hesitate to reach out. Congratulations again on your new baby! Call us at 330-726-3728 or email with your questions or inquiries. We are here to help and to help you share in the joy of having a beautiful new baby!
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Welcoming New Beginnings: Introducing the New Parent Welcome Basket

Embracing the journey of parenthood is a beautiful experience, and our New Parent Welcome Baskets are designed to celebrate this special milestone with families welcoming babies with a Down Syndrome diagnosis. Each carefully curated package is filled with thoughtful gifts such as books, onesies, toys, and blankets – all items that celebrate the joy of having a new baby!

But that's not all. Alongside these heartwarming gifts, we also provide valuable information about Down Syndrome and how the Down Syndrome Association of the Valley (DSAV) can serve as a helpful resource for your family. Whether you're a new parent yourself or know someone who might benefit from our New Parent Welcome Package, we're here to support you every step of the way.

Interested in receiving a New Parent Welcome Package? Reach out to us at to learn more and take the first step in embracing this exciting journey of parenthood with DSAV by your side.
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Building Bonds: DSAV Parent Connection Support Group

Join our vibrant community of parents navigating the joys and challenges of raising children with Down Syndrome. Our DSAV Parent Connection Support Group offers a virtual space on Facebook where you can connect, share experiences, and learn from other local families facing similar journeys.

Engage in meaningful discussions, gain valuable insights, and find support from others who truly understand. Whether you have questions, need advice, or simply want to connect with fellow parents, our support group is here to uplift and empower you every step of the way. Join us and be a part of our supportive network today! 

Join the DSAV Parent Connection Support Group Facebook page