Congratulations on the birth of your child!  Welcome to the Connecticut Down Syndrome Congress (CDSC) website.   We are here to help.

Whether you found out prenatally or postnatally that your baby has Down syndrome, we are here for you.  We introduce new parents to our community through our First Call program.  Trained volunteers are located all over the state and will talk with you over the phone or meet with you in person as you welcome your little one home.

We offer up-to-date information about Down syndrome, as well as support from other Connecticut parents who were, at one time, in similar shoes.  Take some time to check out the different links on our website. If you can’t find what you want here, contact us 203-351-1157 or toll-free, at 888-486-8537 or email us at, and we will find the information for you.

Below is a video we created to share our experiences with new families.  This might not be the journey you had planned, but it is rich with possibilities.