General Information

Here is where you will find the most important information on Down syndrome – facts, concepts and philosophies that all who are concerned about people with Down syndrome need to know and use. That includes our New Parent Package; a collection of materials refined over years to provide new and expectant parents with an initial understanding of the challenges – and joys – of raising a child with Down syndrome. You will also find a wide array of current, expert articles, recommended reading and answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding Down syndrome.

If you need further information, please contact the NDSC Center by calling, toll-free, 1-800-232-NDSC or emailing us at

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The fastest way to find the facts you seek about any facet of Down syndrome is to use our search engine. It is the nice white box found at the upper right corner of each and every page of this site. It is easy to use – just move your cursor within the box and click – then type in what seems to be the most important word about your search.

So, if you are looking for information using Individual Education Plans to ensure that your child gets the quality education he or she deserves, you’d enter IEP into the box. Then press Return on your keyboard and in seconds you get a listing of every reference made to the term within the NDSC web site. If the term you enter is too general, you will get a blizzard of findings. When that happens, try entering a more exact word or adding a modifier. For example, if “education” snows you with findings, try “elementary education” or “education plan.”


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