New Parents

Congratulations!

The birth of your new baby is a time of celebration and joy! Your baby may not be as you imagined, but rest assured that your baby is more like other babies than different. You & your family may be feeling afraid and uncertain. Do not be ashamed, that is perfectly normal. Those feelings are felt by most parents when they learn their child has Down syndrome. Please take a deep breath and relax. Spend some time getting to know and love your baby.

Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal anomaly. Down syndrome occurred in your child at the moment of conception, nothing you did or didn't do, before or during your pregnancy, caused this. To help you to make informed decisions regarding your child, DSAT offers an abundance of relevant information about Down syndrome.  Please take your time in searching through our website, getting acquainted with our families and becoming more familiar  Down syndrome. It is important to caution our new parents to be sure that the information you access is up to date and relevant to individuals needs today. We are here to answer any questions you may have. If during your research you find any
questionable information or are uncertain or unclear about any topic, we will be delighted
to help find the answers to your questions.

Do not put limitations on your child!  Their future is bright. The first generation of children with Down syndrome who have benefited from early intervention and inclusive environments are opening new doors. People with Down syndrome are leading meaningful and productive lives. They are now graduating from school, attending college, and having fulfilling careers and relationships.

The Down Syndrome Association of Tulsa is full of parents like you, as well as educators, therapists, volunteers & donors.  We would love to talk with you and find out how we can help. If you are interested in talking with someone, please call DSAT at 918-804-3728 or click on info@dsat.org.

The best thing you can do right now is love, nurture and bond with your baby like you would any other baby. Congratulations, you are about to embark on amazing journey!

Expectant Parents: If you are an expectant parent and received a test confirming your child has Down syndrome, DSAT wants you to have the most accurate and current information for you & your child. Please click here (www.downsyndromepregnancy.org) for a comprehensive resource throughout your pregnancy. If you'd like to speak to a local family, please contact DSAT (info@dsat.org)