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New/Expectant Parents

For new and expectant parents, the UDSF provides care packages filled with information, both educational and inspirational. These packages are designed to welcome new families into our community and to help them develop a positive outlook for the future of their child with Down syndrome.  Additionally, the UDSF provides brochures and training to medical professionals.  This information helps doctors, nurses, and therapists to communicate a Down syndrome diagnosis in a positive way to new and expectant parents and to provide them with accurate, up-to-date information.

The Utah Down Syndrome Foundation has trained Parent Support Volunteers who can answer your questions and tell you from a real-life point of view what you can look forward to as you raise your new baby.  Contact us at newbornoutreach@udsf.org or newparent@udsf.org

We can contact you through email, by phone, or with a personal visit, depending on your location.  We are also happy to provide you with a gift bag, which includes items for your new baby along with information about Down syndrome.

New and expectant parents and grandparents are invited to attend a Quarterly New Parent Breakfast where you can socialize with other parents of infants with Down syndrome (up to 24 months) and get some tips on early childhood development.  Expectant parents, new parents, and grandparents are invited to attend these gatherings.

We also encourage new and expectant parents to visit our web page designed specifically For Parents of Infants & Toddlers for additional resources and information.