New Parent Welcome Basket

New & Expectant Parents

Congratulations on your new baby! Learning the unexpected news that your child has Down syndrome may generate a wide range of emotions, concerns and unanswered questions.


The Down Syndrome Association of the Valley, was formed by parents just like you who love their children deeply. We exist to support you and your newborn, be an advocate for your child as he/she grows and serve as a resource for your family to help navigate.

We have information we can make available to you immediately by mail or you are welcome to stop in our office. We are also happy to connect you with a Down Syndrome New Parent Mentor who can meet with you wherever you choose to share knowledge and offer support. Wherever you find yourself at this moment, know we care and we want to help meet your needs.

Call us at 330-726-3728 or e-mail with your questions or inquiries. We are here to help and to help you share in the joy of having a beautiful new baby!

  • “Understanding a Down syndrome Diagnosis” by Lettercase  view

  • “Prenatal Screening and Testing for Chromosome Conditions” view

  • Resources view

  • A Promising Future Together: A Guide for New and Expectant Parents view

  • “Unexpected” Parent Diagnosis Experiences from the DSDN view

  • ODH Down Syndrome Fact Sheet view

  • New Parent Welcome Basket
    Our New Parent Welcome Baskets are sent to new families of babies with a Down syndrome diagnosis. The packages have gifts like books, onesies, toys, and blankets – all things that celebrate having a baby! In addition to the gifts, we also include some information about Down syndrome and how DSAV can be a resource. Are you or someone you know interested in receiving a New Parent Welcome Package? Contact

  • DSAV Cares Project sends care packs to DSAV members to remind them that their DSAV friends care while they are recovering from surgery or procedures. If interested in volunteering on the DSAV Cares Committee or know of a DSAV member in need, email

  • DSAV Parent Connection Support Group – Connect and learn from other local families in our DSAV Parent Connection Support Group facebook page