The emotions that you are experiencing after your child is given the diagnosis of Down syndrome are probably very intense. These emotions are typical and you should allow yourself to experience them. Although the needs of your baby may seem overwhelming to you right now, let us reassure you that your baby is more like than unlike other babies. Your little one will bring you an abundance of love that you never thought possible! You soon will discover all the Joy that is wrapped into that ver special "Extra" Chromosome!
Research shows that early services can improve a child's development.
Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Services are provided by way of an Individual Family Services Plan (IFSP), which address the needs of the child and the family or caregiver.
To begin ECI services, contact one of the following:
ECI Department at the Betty Hardwick Center (325) 627-0908
Region 14 Education Service Center (325) 675-8600
There are many options available for your child's therapy. Most therapies require an evaluation by qualified personnel and you should consult your pediatrician before beginning any therapy program include:
Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapy:
WTRC: (325) 793-3400
Hendrick Center for Rehab: (325) 670-6000
Camp Able: (325) 280-6053
Hero Program: (325) 670-6000
One thing you should consider is planning for your childs future. The Upside Down Club is here to help supply you with information needed to provide your child for a successful future.
CLASS (Community Living Assistance And Support Services)
DADS (Department of Aging and Disability Services)
To apply for services call toll free 1 (877) 438-5658