Congratulations on the birth or upcoming birth of your baby! One of the most important things you can do is to get in touch with DSACK so we can offer support, celebrate with you, and introduce you to the many FREE services and programs we offer. Just fill out the New Family Welcome form found here, email us at Courtney.email@example.com or call 859-494-7809 to get started. We have a free expectant or new parent packet of information and gifts to give you. If you want, we can also help to connect you with other parents, answer questions you may have, etc.
Did you know that there is a waiting list of families in the United States who specifically want to adopt a child with Down syndrome? The National Down Syndrome Adoption Network has a registry of families who are approved and licensed for adoption of a child with Down syndrome. The National Down Syndrome Adoption Network is a connection point between expectant and birth families, and adoptive families who want to adopt a child with Down syndrome. The National Down Syndrome Adoption Network was created to offer hope to expectant and birth parents who felt they would not be able to parent their child, and wanted a loving alternative – adoption. The National Down Syndrome Adoption Network’s mission is to ensure that every child born with Down syndrome has the opportunity to grow up in a loving family.
The Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky exists to celebrate our Down syndrome community, support individuals with Down syndrome and their families in our region, and educate ourselves and others about the true joys and challenges of Down syndrome.
We envision communities where people with Down syndrome are valued and included throughout their lives.
We support and educate families and professionals in Central and Eastern Kentucky. We do this through: providing customized presentations for parents, teachers, therapists, and medical professionals; publishing a quarterly magazine that celebrates accomplishments of individuals with Down syndrome and provides pertinent information for families and caregivers; providing peer presentations to schools, post-graduate and undergraduate classes, and the community about acceptance of those with Down syndrome and other disabilities; and hosting several celebrations throughout the year to bring together families and friends for support and advocacy.
The Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky has been helping and supporting families since 1993, when a small group of parents envisioned better opportunities for their children with Down syndrome. Today, that vision and our organization have expanded, enabling us to provide numerous programs and services.
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