To celebrate this year’s World Down Syndrome Day 2019 – Down Syndrome Ireland has launched some resources which challenge outdated ideas about Down syndrome and instead provide an insight into the realities of family life with a baby, child, teenager or adult with Down syndrome in Ireland today.
“…more than medical” was launched on World Down Syndrome Day (Thursday, March 21st 2019).
The booklet includes a combination of experiences from our family and adult members from around the country and will be distributed free-of-charge to our nationwide network of 25 branches, to maternity and children’s hospitals across the country and HSE Early Intervention Teams.
The booklet is a resource for parents with a pre or postnatal diagnosis of Down syndrome for their baby. It will also be an essential tool for professionals and healthcare workers to ensure complete and balanced information is provided to all parents.
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To complement the launch of “..more than medical” DSI have launched a video for new parents – ‘Having a child with Down syndrome’.