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Empowering, enhancing and improving the lives of people with Down syndrome.

New and expectant parents

If you or someone you care about has recently received a prenatal or birth diagnosis of trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), there are many helpful resources available. At Kern DSN, we have the Parent Partners program where volunteers help mentor new families, navigate systems and provide support.


National organizations have created balanced, accurate and up to date information for families like A Promising Future Together, also available in Spanish. Lettercase.org has a resource entitled, "Understanding a Down Syndrome Diagnosis" which presents clear and concise information about Down syndrome and raising a child with Ds.