Medical Community Outreach
The DSPG gives presentations to local area medical professionals on the best practices in delivering a diagnosis of Down syndrome. If you would like to schedule a presentation please contact Amy Monson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-677-0604.
Discussing Down Syndrome: A Physicians Guide
The Physician’s Guide can help you find information on how best to deliver a diagnosis, as well as more information on the importance of your role.
Clinical Report—Health Supervision for Children With Down Syndrome by Marilyn J. Bull
These guidelines are designed to assist the pediatrician in caring for the child in whom a diagnosis of Down syndrome.
What You Say Really Matters
A Balanced Approach in Giving a Diagnosis of Down Syndrome
Parent Support Program
The Parent Support Program connects new parents with volunteers who can share their experiences and provide support. A phone call, hospital or home visit is available upon request from Barbara Wakefield at 983-2140.
Additional Resources for new and expectant parents
Down Syndrome Pregnancy
Provides honest, compassionate, medically-reviewed, and informative support for those preparing for the birth of a baby with Down syndrome.
Library of resources that provide accurate, balanced, and up-to-date information for new and expectant parent learning about a diagnosis of Down syndrome and other genetic conditions.
National Down Syndrome Congress
Whether you are celebrating the birth of your child or anticipating his or her arrival, we congratulate you! We know this journey is not without its unique challenges and new experiences, but rest assured, you are not alone. Instead, you have become part of a large, deeply caring and warmly welcoming community.
The DSPG of WNY is now offering one-time scholarships to current, active members in good standing of the Down Syndrome Parents Group of Western New York. All applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, character and community service.
This scholarship is intended for use by a full-time student at a vocational, 2-year, 4-year or graduate institution. Please click on the link below to download the application and eligibility requirements.
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We are each other’s best asset! There are several active social groups for parents with children of various ages. If you are interested in joining one please contact Amy Monson at email@example.com or 716-677-0604.
Other Online Down syndrome Resources
Parent Network Recreation and Leisure Services Directory https://parentnetworkwny.org/files/documents/Directories/Rec_Directory_2017_download.pdf
Click here to view a list of links to other Down syndrome related resources available on the Web.
The DSPG Quarterly Newsletter Archive
Click here to view a list to view our complete archive of newsletters. Downloadable as PDF’s.
Click here to view the latest DSPG related news. Up to the minute news and past articles posted to our Website.