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 on our new and expecting parent hotline 615-294-8736 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.
DSAMT enhances the lives of those with “something extra” throughout their lifespan by providing programs that support their development and achievement, facilitate their inclusion in the community and help them lead fulfilling, meaningful lives.
DSAMT welcomes all parents, grandparents, siblings, physicians, educators, professionals, friends, and self-advocates. We primarily serve the 40 counties in Middle Tennessee but do not draw stiff boundaries and frequently support short-term visitors to our area as well. DSAMT has NO membership fees and offers programs at no or low cost to families.
For more information on Down syndrome, see our Resources page.
“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