“Light at the End of the Tunnel” (PDF) was written for parents who receive a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. The latest format was designed by the NDSC using the original text supplied by the Down Syndrome Association of Orange County (DSAOC). This reprint is made possible though a partnership between NDSC and DSAOC, and through the permission of the author, Linda Chan Rapp.
As our friends at DSAOC note, “Your child will be more like typical children than unlike them. Your child will go to school and will learn. He or she will look like you and will share your family traits. Perhaps most importantly, your baby will grow to become a complex and unique individual and will be a positive contributing member of your family and community.”
We hope you find our website helpful. We also provide free additional information and support at our toll-free Information Hotline (800/232-6372), or you can e-mail us. There is a special family of support waiting for you at the NDSC.
Permission to make copies of this booklet is granted on condition that it is reproduced in its entirety (20 pp), including acknowledgement statements