New Parents

collage6Learning that your child has Down syndrome can cause a whirlwind of emotions and dozens of questions. Whether the diagnosis is prenatal (before birth) or postnatal (after birth), the news is often overwhelming. Many parents report feeling shocked, blindsided, confused, or isolated. You are not alone in your feelings or on the journey ahead of you.

DSAGNO is here to provide you not only with accurate, up-to-date information, but also the opportunity to speak with a parent mentor through our Parent-to-Parent Support Program. Our resources and connections are free and confidential. For immediate information and/or to speak to someone through the Parent-to-Parent Program please call 504-259-6201 or e-mail

If you have been given a prenatal diagnosis, please see our Information for Expectant Parents page.