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Grace Hunter

Family and Outreach Coordinator
Pregnant - 2 Years Old

Expectant & New Parents

Welcome expectant and new parents / caregivers! 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. We want you to consider us your child's lifetime partner on this journey!

Our services and supports are rooted in our organization’s Six Pillars: Daily Living; Community Engagement; Communication and Social Skills; Health, Wellness and Safety; Self-Advocacy; and Vocational Development.

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, plus 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 Hunter, Family and Outreach Coordinator.

Services & Support

Down Syndrome Innovations offers services and support to parents expecting a child with a diagnosis of Down syndrome. From our quarterly New & Expectant Parents/Caregiver Breakfasts to serving as your one-stop place for all the resources you might need — we are here for you! Our dedicated team member, Grace Hunter, Family and Outreach Coordinator, is ready to help guide you on your journey!

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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. 

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.


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.


Check out our upcoming events for your loved one’s age range!

Caregiver Education: Infant Massage & Movement Class

Infant massage has been around for centuries, with benefits such as promoting bonding, reducing tension, improving body awareness, and supporting motor development. In this 3-class series, you will learn... READ MORE

  • Date:Tuesdays from 10:30 - 11:30 am
  • 6/20, 6/27, & 7/11
  • Learn More & RegisterClick Here!
  • Price:FREE to Attend | $10 for education materials

March to Independence: A Parent-to-Parent Guide for Preparing for the Future (Virtual)

Down Syndrome Innovations is pleased to *VIRTUALLY* host Steve & Gwendolyn Friedman’s seminar, “March to Independence.” The Friedman’s have compiled an essential reference guide for families with Down syndrome.... READ MORE

  • Date:Wednesday, September 27th
  • Time:7:00 - 8:30 pm
  • Location:VIRTUAL
  • Learn More & RegisterClick Here
  • Price:Donor-Funded / FREE

New / Expectant Parents & Extended Family Gathering

This is an opportunity for new parents and extended family members (prenatal – 2 years old) to connect with others, who have a young child with Down syndrome. Meet... READ MORE

  • Date:Saturday, August 5th
  • Time:9 -11 am
  • Learn More & RegisterClick Here!
  • Fee:Donor-funded / FREE

Summer Celebration at Down Syndrome Innovations!

Grab your family and friends and join us for our Summer Celebration! Stop by any time between 9:30 and 11:30 am to enjoy fun activities, vendors, food, and more!... READ MORE

  • Date:Saturday, June 10th
  • Time:9:30 - 11:30 am
  • Location:Down Syndrome Innovations Campus: 5916 Dearborn Street, Mission KS 66202
  • Price:Donor-Funded / FREE
  • To Register:Click Here!
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.