parents helping parents new parent visiting program

By: Cdss  09-12-2011
Keywords: Syndrome Society, Down Syndrome Society

For Calgary and Area residents only:

Members of the Canadian Down Syndrome Society have been invited by the University of Calgary to participate in a project for medical students within the Faculty of Medicine. This project will allow those students to apply what they have learned about health systems, determinants of health, population health assessment and prevention in a novel grass roots approach.

Contact Patti DesJardine, BCR, BEd, MSc, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary at
403-220-2416 or to find out more information.

Keywords: Down Syndrome Society, Syndrome Society

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This national curriculum, developed in 2008, was designed to assist local groups, affiliate members, professionals and community leaders interested in implementing a developmental program to help new parents of a child with Down syndrome.


Parents Helping Parents: New Parent Visiting Program

Receiving information from someone who has shared similar experiences is often more reassuring and comforting than receiving the same information from an individual somewhat removed from the situation. The Parents Helping Parents Program is a program in which parents of children with Down syndrome will visit and provide support to new parents of children with Down syndrome.