The value of peer support is evident in any of our support groups. Parents say that talking to other parents of a child with Down syndrome can be very helpful and reassuring. At a certain level there is a connection and an understanding between people experiencing similar things and valuable ideas, coping strategies and useful information can be exchanged. Meeting or talking to someone from a similar area can be an excellent way to find out about local facilities. Someone with a child or adult of a similar age can alert another parent to a service they weren’t aware of.
Some groups meet a few times a year, others more regularly, while some of the online groups are available 24/7.
If you are in a regional area we can put you in touch with other families in your area. Please let us know if there is a need for a support group in your area. We may be able to put you in touch with other families and assist you to set up a group. Please also let us know if you would be willing to be a regional contact for your area.