Welcome New Parents!

Welcome to expectant parents, new parents, families new to the community, and families in the neighborhood who would like more information. We are here to assist you in any way we can. By offering opportunities to network with other parents, attending conferences, having social get-togethers and holiday parties, we hope you can find a venue that is comfortable for you. We have monthly newsletters as well as meetings to keep you informed of the upcoming events and latest information regarding Down syndrome.

To add your name to our mailing list or talk with us directly, please send us your email address with your home address and phone number included. If you are an expectant parent or new parent, we have a complimentary information packet as well as a copy of the book Babies with Down Syndrome for you. This book is a guide for new parents of babies and young children with Down syndrome.  It discusses a variety of issues including, daily care, family lifestyle, early intervention, inclusion and legal issues concerning Down syndrome.

Please feel free to call or email us. We look forward to getting to know you & helping you engage with our member families.

Sincerely,

Karen & Nick Beissmann, New Parents Coordinators
Email:   newparents@champaigndsn.org
Phone: (217) 864-8800

Helpful Links

National Down Syndrome Society
http://www.ndss.org/

Information for Prenatally Diagnosed Families 
http://www.downsyndromepregnancy.org

Active discussion board with Moms of babies with Down syndrome
http://community.babycenter.com/groups/a315/down_syndrome 

Free Resources about Down syndrome 
www.downsyndromediagnosis.org