Your donation helps to fulfill our mission and fund the programs offered by
Eastern Idaho Down Syndrome Family Connect such as:
We supply all local hospitals with newborn baskets for parents when they have a baby with Down syndrome. These are filled with welcome gifts and educational information
Receiving the news that your baby has Down syndrome can be filled with many emotions. We are here to help! Any parent with a new diagnosis can call us for support and guidance.
DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS LESSONS:
We have developed curriculum and kits with the needed materials to teach lessons on Down syndrome to students in preschool all the way through high school. These lessons teach chidlren a bit what it might feel like to have Down syndrome and in turn help spread awareness about acceptance and kindness towards all.
SOCIAL EVENTS/GATHERINGS/PLAY GROUPS:
We organize these to help our children, teens, adults and their families feel supported and to provide safe environments for social activities.
EDUCATIONAL PANELS AND CLASSES:
We host a variety of presentations to help educate the parents and caretakes of individuals with Down syndrome
MOMS' AND DADS' RETREATS:
Moms and dads who have children with Down syndrome can attend these retreats to learn new information and skills while bonding with other parents.
Many babies with Down syndrome have intensive medial needs at birth and spend time in the NICU. We provide funds to the parents to help with the large cost associated with a NICU stay.
GIFTS FROM GRACEN:
A resource for families to help cover funeral expenses when loved ones with Down syndrome have passed away.
GRANDPARENT SUPPORT GROUP:
We are here to help and support grandparents through educational and social gatherings