Provides support for new parents/prenatal diagnosis, advocacy and referral for school-age children and innovative services for teens and adults with Down syndrome, as well as education for healthcare and medical professionals.
When our daughter Rachel was born we had no idea that she had Down Syndrome, so when my husband and I found out, we were so scared. Right away my husband found the NADS website and it brought us so much hope. We began to embrace the idea of having a child with Down syndrome. Then, much to my surprise a woman from NADS called me in my hospital room to further encourage us and to congratulate us! She told me that she has a son with Down syndrome and she answered my questions and it felt so good to talk to a mom who had been in my shoes. She was positive and she gave me hope for my daughter and for our family. After I got home from the hospital, NADS sent another parent to visit us - she came to welcome Rachel and again gave us hope and encouragement. We have learned a lot from the NADS.
Our daughter is now 8 months old and is doing great. She is such a blessing and really has brought our family so much joy. May God continue to bless this organization with people dedicated to helping others.
A NADS Family