New Parents

Congratulations on Your Baby

Congratulations!  While the news of your child having Down syndrome may have come unexpectedly, your life will be full of many wonderful surprises and experiences.  DSAMT is here to help celebrate with you and support you along the way.

Where to start?  Read the New & Expecting Parent Guide: An Extraordinary Life.  Then call us so that we can connect you with a trained parent mentor, the most up-to-date resources, a community of friends to welcome you and support you, and a few very special gifts, too.



First Call

DSAMT’s First Call new parent support network welcomes and provides support for new parents from trained parent mentors.

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Refer new or expecting parent(s) to DSAMT

Anyone can confidentially refer a new or expecting parent to DSAMT.  A member of our staff or one of our trained First Call Parent Mentors will quickly follow up with parents and offer support and connect them to resources and our community.  


Powerful Things Told To New Parents

“After getting our prenatal diagnosis, I was having a hard time coming to grips with our new reality. A friend told me, ‘She’s still the same baby you’ve loved for the last 20 weeks.” — Brenda Hickson 

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Read Letters From Other Parents

Welcome letter from Alecia

Letter from parent Sheila