Parent Link


We provide a point of contact for new parents and offer relevant information and support.

We have recently commenced a Parents Evening which will run twice annually. This is with a view to afford all parents the opportunity outside of therapies and branch events to get together and exchange ideas and offer support to each other.

The birth of a baby is an exciting and happy time for the whole family. When the diagnosis of Down syndrome is made it can be a great shock. We understand that your life is no longer following the road you expected. You are not alone. We hope we can help you to celebrate your baby’s life.

You may experience a whole range of emotions. The feelings of joy at having a new baby may be mixed with uncertainty, shock, disappointment, anger, and sometimes fear for the future. This may be a stressful time for parents and their families not knowing what to expect for their child and what to expect from themselves. You are not alone. We are here to support you at this time.

Our aim is to help babies with Down syndrome develop and achieve their potential and as they grow to make their own futures as bright and independent as possible by providing them with education, support and friendship every step of the way. Down Syndrome Ireland promotes inclusion, equality and choices for people with Down syndrome and their families.

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