WE HAVE NOW BECOME DSA - RIVER REGION!
MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON!!
Who we serve:
We serve families who have a member with Down syndrome, individuals with Down syndrome, professionals and friends of individuals with Down syndrome in Central Alabama.
What we do:
New parent support – Being told the baby you are expecting or the newborn in your arms has Down syndrome is one of the toughest things for a parent to hear. Parent to parent support is available and can include a new parent gift basket, a phone call, e-mail or visit with a parent of a child with Down syndrome who can, with true empathy, understand how you feel. We also host an outreach group meeting quarterly.
Social – Opportunities to get together with other families, linked often by one thing, one little chromosome. Events, such as play days at the Prattville YMCA, Bowling, Step Up for Down Syndrome, and others, provide an awesome opportunity to share stories about challenges and success, to network with other parents with children of similar ages or perhaps a parent with a child, teen or young adult a few years older that can provide insight from their experience. Who would have thought that from that one extra chromosome such treasured friendships would result!