Your Family's
Dedicated Staff Member

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Grace Hunter

Skills Specialist & Interim Family Service Coordinator
Pregnant - 2 Years Old

Expectant & New Parents

Welcome expectant and new parents! Down Syndrome Innovations offers resources and support after a diagnosis of Down syndrome.

We are sure you are experiencing a range of emotions as you adjust to the diagnosis of Down syndrome, and we want you to know immediately that we are on this journey with you, now and throughout the lifespan of your child.

Get Connected

Have you filled out our contact form?

We encourage you to fill out this contact form so a member of our team can follow up with you and recommend relevant services and supports, and we can add you to our mailing list.

It is especially critical that we have the birth date of your child. Birth dates are very important as they guide us in which services and supports to recommend to families at each stage of life.

We will follow up with you promptly after we receive your contact form, but you are welcome to message us directly as well, as we want to be responsive to your needs: grace@kcdsi.org

Services & Support

Down Syndrome Innovations offers services and support to parents expecting a child with a diagnosis of Down syndrome.

 

Your Personalized Newsletter

Wherever you are on your journey, our expert Lifespan Services Team is with you continually finding new ways to offer innovative services for every age and season of life. That’s why in May, we created a personalized, monthly newsletter for your family — check out our latest!

Hope Consultations

We can schedule time with you to get to know your family and your needs, as well as provide accurate and up to date information about Down syndrome and share stories that will give you hope about your baby’s future.

 

Down Syndrome Innovations provides essential, vetted resources to expectant parents following a new diagnosis.

New Beginnings Magazine

Our New Beginnings Magazine provides all the important information you need to know at the time of diagnosis. You can read the magazine from our Flipbook below. Or you can click here to download a copy to view and read later.

Videos

Here are some great videos for you to watch.

Expectant Parents

Watch a video designed for expectant parents seeking more information.

Adoptive Parents

Adoptive parents, watch a video to learn more about adoptions of children with Down syndrome.

Other Websites

You may also wish to visit the Brighter Tomorrows or National Down Syndrome Congress expectant parent websites to learn more.
National Down Syndrome Congress
Down Syndrome Pregnancy

Down Syndrome Pregnancy is a wonderful resource which walks expectant couples through their pregnancies and provides many resources along with the ability to connect with other parents who have walked in your shoes. You can download a free e-book at this site as well.

Events

You are invited to our quarterly support gatherings for families adjusting to the diagnosis.

Family Holiday Party

‘Tis the Season! Pack up your sleigh and your immediate family and join us at the Overland Park Convention Center! Enjoy breakfast, crafts, games, pictures on Santa’s lap, and... READ MORE

Down Syndrome Innovations Lifespan Services

Growing up with Down syndrome

Growing up is hard. Growing up with Down syndrome can be a challenge all it's own. Fortunately, you have people all around this community that can relate and help you and your loved ones achieve the best life possible.

Down Syndrome Innovations creates tools and connects people that give you the best resources to achieve success. Our Lifespan Services are designed for you to join others at any phase in life. Whether you're an expectant parent of a child with Down syndrome or someone looking to....

New Parent
Pregnant - 2 Years Old

New & Expectant Parents

Welcome expectant parents! Down Syndrome Innovations offers resources and support after a diagnosis of Down syndrome.

We are sure you are experiencing a range of emotions as you adjust to the diagnosis of Down syndrome, and we want you to know immediately that we are on this journey with you, now and throughout the lifespan of your child.