Congratulations on the birth of your baby

We are here to offer support and provide you with helpful information after the birth of your new child.

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You might be feeling a range of emotions. From feelings of loss, shock, sadness, disbelief to anger. We are here to listen and help.

New Parents

Having a new baby at any time can be stressful. If your baby is healthy you wont need to do anything special at this stage. We are here to offer support and information to help you, especially at the start of your new journey.

The wdsa is made up of parents just like you. We have all been where you are now. You might be feeling a range of emotions from feelings of loss, shock, sadness, disbelief to anger. We are here to listen and help.

The great news is things aren’t like they used to be. Perceptions are there to be broken! With your help and support your child will be an amazing member of the community.

Within the WDSA we have a great team of volunteers that are here to help you if you need some support.

We have fantastic new parent packs to send out to you, and if you would like to, we can help you to meet with other members of the WDSA in your local community.

Unfortunately we can’t help with transport or financial assistance but we can link you in with our great supportive community and come alongside you.

People with Down syndrome achieve and contribute to all areas of society.

Would you like to meet some other parents of children with Down syndrome?
Come along to one of our regular events.

New parents packs and support.

Meet two of our awesome support contacts – Deborah and Ruth.

Are you a new parent of a child with Down syndrome? Get in touch today and we’ll send out one of our new parent packs to you.

Deborah Wellington Down Syndrome

Wellington City

Deborah is our awesome contact at Wellington Hospital.

Lower Hutt City

Ruth is our fantastic mum that meets new parents at Hutt Hospital.

Key resources for new parents.

Here’s a small selection of helpful resources for new parents.

Also make sure to take a look at our dedicated resources page with lots of helpful information for families of all ages.

WEIT

WEIT

Wellington Early Intervention Trust helps preschool children age 0-5 years by providing a coordinated umbrella of therapies (Music, Physiotherapy, Speech Language).

There is normally a bit of a waiting list, we suggest you sign up asap, giving you the option to use this service later down the line if you choose to.

Upside of Downs Trust

Upside of Downs Trust

Upside of Downs provide funding for your child to use towards private speech therapy.

Like WEIT there is a waiting list so  we suggest you sign up asap.

WINZ Child Disability Allowance

WINZ Child Disability Allowance

Every Child with Down syndrome is entitled to a Child Disability Allowance.

The Child Disability Allowance is a fortnightly payment that helps with any additional needs that your child may have.

NZDSA

NZDSA

The New Zealand Down Syndrome Association has a paid membership model which gives you access to a range of helpful resources.

NEW PARENTS

Ask us anything!

No matter how big or small one of our team will be able to help with any queries you may have once becoming a parent of a child with Down syndrome.

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