Visiting Parents Team
Connect with families who share your experiences
Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful new baby!
Everyone experiences this process in their own way. Some parents feel ready to connect with other parents who have children born with Down syndrome within the first weeks or months after their child is born, while others might prefer to wait until their child is older and they have questions or would like to further develop their network of support.
Whenever you are ready to share your experience and learn more about this journey, please contact our Visiting Parents Team.
Each member has completed a training program provided by the Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS). It is important that you feel safe enough to share your thoughts and feelings; this can be an emotional time. All team members have signed a confidentiality agreement to ensure that your privacy is protected.
Phone: 780.944.4224 Ext: 222
9139-39 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 5Y2
*Parent mentors are also available for parents of older children and can provide support and information to help parents cope with the challenges which sometimes arise in raising a child with Down syndrome.
“No one can understand the range and depth of feelings that accompany the birth of a baby with Down syndrome as well as another parent who has been there. And no one can offer more trustworthy evidence of hope, healing and survival as a parent who has accomplished those things can.”
—Lou Weiss, Ph.D., Psychologist