New Parent Packages
We have distributed welcome and info packages to all hospitals in the County, to be given to families who receive a Down syndrome diagnosis at birth.
New Parent Committee
The Down Syndrome Association of Simcoe County has an active new parent committee dedicated to reaching out to new families. We love to meet with new families to share our experiences and offer support. We want to hear from you! contact us
Wee Ups and Downs
The DSASC Wee Ups and Downs offers programs, social events and support specifically for families with infants and young children with Down syndrome. Check the News and Events and Programs sections for more information!
Welcome to Holland is a widely published and shared short essay on the experience of a family who receive a diagnosis of Down syndrome by Emily Perl Kingsley. Written in 1987, it's been inspiring parents for over 20 years. More recently, Dana Nieder has written "Amsterdam International" a modern rebuttal to Welcome to Holland. Both essays provide hope and reassurance to new parents, written by parents who have been faced by a diagnosis of Down syndrome.