The IDSC also understands that the needs and challenges can morph as our loved ones with DS grow and enter each new stage of life.
SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES:
For online support, please join one or many of our IDSC Facebook groups. Links to the groups can be found at groups.theidsc.org.
This group is for parent-to-parent support. It is our largest and most active group.
IDSC Prenatal Diagnosis:
This group is for those who have or had a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome as well as for families with a potential diagnosis of Down syndrome for their unborn child.
IDSC Babies and Toddlers:
This group is for parents who are new to the Down syndrome journey. Whether you had a prenatal diagnosis or found out at birth, we hope that you will find this a safe place to talk about your fears and your joys!
This group is for parents who have a child with Down syndrome attending Pre-K through Elementary School. This includes public schooling, private schooling and homeschooling. This is a safe place to share information and support each other.
IDSC Parents/caregivers of preteens/teens/adults:
This group is for parents and caregivers of preteens, teens, and adults with Down syndrome.
This group is for all dads of children with Down syndrome or expecting a child with Down syndrome. This is a place where we can make friends, share experiences, ask for help and support and find comfort in knowing you are not alone.
IDSC Conexión en Espanol:
Fue creada para conectar a la gente de habla hispana que tienen hijos con Sindrome Down.
IDSC Dual Diagnosis:
This group is for those who have a loved one who has Down syndrome as well as another diagnosis such as, but not limited to, autism.
This group is for those who have a sibling with Down syndrome.
This group is for grandparents of individuals with Down syndrome. This is a safe place to share information and support each other.
IDSC Friends and Family:
This group is for those who have a friend or family member who has a loved one with Down syndrome.
IDSC Love and Loss:
This group is set up for parents and family who have loved and lost someone who has Down syndrome.
Would you like to hear from families who have a child with Down syndrome? The IDSC’s “Real Families, Real Stories: Celebrating Life with Down Syndrome” eBook is now available through Lulu.com, Nook, iBooks, Kobo and Amazon!