Our First Connections Program connects our experienced parents of children with Down syndrome to parents with a prenatal diagnosis or with children newly diagnosed with Down syndrome. Your first connection is your “first friend” within our organization. Your connection will answer your questions honestly and will do their best to describe the joys and challenges they have experienced in their own personal journeys while supporting you every step of the way.
We can visit with you and your family at the hospital or at home, serving as a shoulder to lean on, a voice of experience, and a source of current information. We can provide all new parents a packet of up-to-date information about Down syndrome and resources available to you and your child. If we don’t have the answers to your questions, we’ll direct you to someone who may. We’re also here to listen with compassion, never judgment. Not every parent in First Connections has the same story or has found the same solution, but we have all had the same concerns at one time or another.
What we can share with you…
All of us on the First Connections Team agree that regardless of what our first reaction to the words “Down syndrome,” were at the time, our children have taught us that they bring boundless love, humanity and inspiration to our lives.
No family should feel alone.
Our services are free and confidential.
Contact us at 405-600-9981, or fill out a request form.