New & Expectant Parents


Congratulations on the birth, or expected birth, of your baby! Now is the time to begin learning all you can about Down syndrome.

Finding out you are having or have had a baby with Down syndrome can be a time of very mixed emotions and uncertainty.

The Down Syndrome Association of Brantford is here to support you and your family as you embark on this wonderful new journey. We understand that every family is different and their need and timing for support is different. Here are some of the benefits our Association has to offer families:

  • New parent package for new and expecting parents
  • Prenatal outreach and new parent support
  • Mentors who can help you one on one on your journey
  • Access to our lending library of books and VSRs about Down syndrome
  • Information about local medical services and providers
  • Information regarding Early Intervention services and providers
  • Connections to a family that has faced the same medical issues
  • Monthly meetings and family social events
  • Opportunities for parents and children to create life long friendships


  • If any of these seem like they would be of help to you, feel free to contact us!

    External Links

    National Down Syndrome Society - New / Expectant Parents Guide
    National Down Syndrome Society - Understanding a Diagnosis of Down Syndrome
    Down Syndrome Pregnancy
    Canadian Down Syndrome Society

    Resource List