Early Education (ages 0-4)
The DSA of Delaware’s Outreach Coordinators offer support and resources to families of children with Down syndrome that are moving or have moved into Delaware and the region. To connect with our Outreach Coordinators, click here.
Children’s Down Syndrome Clinic
The Down Syndrome Program at Nemours/Alfred duPont Hospital for Children provides a coordinated, multi-specialty approach to address every child’s medical, developmental and social needs — helping them reach their full health and developmental potential.
For more information about the Children’s Clinic, click here.
Out team has developed a comprehensive checklist that helps assist your family in navigating medical, recreation, social needs and more. This checklist lists area programs and resources you may be unaware of and want to explore further. We encourage you to review the list and contact us with questions. Click here to view. If you are a prenatal or new parent we have a condensed checklist at the top of the document.
New Family Meet & Greets
In 2023, we are hosting 3 New Family Meet & Greets at our office in Newark: January 14, May 20, and September 23 from 11am-1pm. We welcome anyone with a child under 3 years old with Down syndrome (or expectant parents!) to join us with their families to meet some other families from our organization. Each Meet & Greet will also have a kids music class with We Kids Rock!
Check out our Events Calendar for more details.
Perinatal Family Supports
The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware is honored to be partnering with Perinatal Prana to offer pre- and post-natal supports through a grant provided by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware.
This program is a collaboration of health professionals and support staff from the DSA of DE and Perinatal Prana. This will serve as a pilot program as we monitor impact. For more information, click here.
Early Intervention into the School System
When your child is two years old it is time to begin discussing the transition into the school system with your service coordinator.
Days of Summer Camp (ages 3+)
The Days of Summer Camp was started in 2012 with a small group of about twenty children and has grown into a large summer day program. The goal of the camp is to allow children with Down syndrome the opportunity to have the experiences of summer camp while practicing independence, developing physical and emotional health as well as increasing their confidence levels. We strive to maintain an atmosphere where children can build great peer relationships as well as have a fun experience at camp!
Camp is a fun day camp experience for children with Down syndrome ages 3-13 and their siblings ages 3-10. Children are provided with the traditional camp experience with crafts, games, and many other exciting activities, at no cost to their families. Campers are not required to be potty trained.
For more information about Days of Summer Camp, click here.