New Parent / Early Years

Before a doctor, nurse or any healthcare practitioner can examine or treat you, they usually need your consent or permission. This could simply mean following their suggestions, such as the doctor asking you if they can take your blood pressure and you position your arm so they can do the task.

New Parents / Early Years Information

New Parents / Early Years

Down Syndrome Australia’s New Parent Information Pack & online self-referral

This suite of resources, developed by Down Syndrome Australia, is specifically designed for families who have just had a baby with Down syndrome. There is also the option of an online referral form to arrange for the local Down Syndrome Association to make contact with you.

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New Parents / Early Years

Raising Children

At free, reliable, up-to-date and independent information is provided to help your family grow and thrive together. Funded by the Australian Government, and reviewed by experts and non-commercial.

Support for New Parents / Early Years

New Parents / Early Years

Down Syndrome Queensland

You can self-refer, or ask your healthcare professional to assist, to new parent and early years support via the Support Services team at Down Syndrome Queensland. We can also connect you with other parents who may be a little further along in their parenting journey, if you would like to learn more about what it is like to raise a child with Down syndrome.

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