Congratulations on the arrival of your new baby. Babies with Down syndrome are babies first, to be enjoyed and cherished. With a Down syndrome diagnosis, you may have questions and concerns that we can help find answers to. One important resource is the Early Steps Program. Early steps resources are designed to improve the family's capacity to enhance a child's development. 

Through Early Steps, which is geared to children from birth to 3 years of age, services and therapies will be determined on an individual basis. For more information contact Early Steps at 985.429.1252 or 866.640.0238. 

The amount of information may be overwhelming. We chose some of our favorites as good starting places. Feel free to contact the UP21 Foundation with any other questions or concerns. 

Recommended Resource Books: 

Babies with Down syndrome—A New Parent’s Guide Woodbine House

Gifts:  Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down syndrome Enrich Their Lives Woodbine House

Explaining Down syndrome to siblings:

We’ll Paint the Octopus Red Woodbine House