Through our Outreach Program, we offer “Expectant Parent Packets” and “New Parent Packets” of resource materials to new parents receiving a diagnosis of Down syndrome for their child. These materials are available upon request and through referrals from area hospitals. If you would like to request an Expectant or New Parent Packet, contact DSANI at 260-471-9964.
Some of the materials in the packet include:
“Nursing Your Baby with Down Syndrome” This booklet explains how this can effect breastfeeding, and gives suggestions on positions, techniques, and aids that may be useful. (Can also be ordered in bulk at: http://www.childbirthgraphics.com/)
Woodbine House catalog of books on Down syndrome A publishing house for books on disabilities for parents, children, and professionals. http://www.woodbinehouse.com/Down-Syndrome.220.127.116.11.htm
“First Steps Early Intervention Services: Here ís How to Get Help” A brochure from the Family & Social Services Administration (FSSA) to help families in Indiana get the help that is available to them for a child that is developmentally delayed or disabled. (More information on: http://www.state.in.us/fssa/first_step)