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Newborn Care Package
For new and expectant parents, the Utah Down syndrome Foundation (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. They are called "care packages" because they are hand-delivered with care by a parent volunteer who has a child with Down syndrome. This parent volunteer 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.
*Due to the coronavirus pandemic, UDSF will be offering video conferencing with one of our parent volunteers instead of in-person visits. In addition, care packages will be mailed to you or left at your door instead of being hand-delivered.
New & Expectant Parent Breakfast
New and expectant parents and grandparents are invited to attend the UDSF quarterly New Parent Breakfasts to meet other families of infants and toddlers with Down syndrome (up to 3 years old). Information regarding early childhood development, programs, and experiences from experts will be presented.
New & Expectant Parent Breakfast 2022 Schedule
|May 21, 2022||10:00 - 12:00 pm||Elizabeth Academy, SLC UT||Tina Persels Utah Family Voices and Diann Croft|
|August 20, 2022||10:00 - 12:00 pm||Elizabeth Academy, SLC UT||DSPD|
|November 2022||10:00 - 12:00 pm||Elizabeth Academy, SLC UT||TBD|
Please contact our New Parent Program Manager, Heather Burt.