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Family Programs

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"First Call" Parent Visitation Program

  • Hospital Visitation
  • Family-directed, one-on-one sharing opportunities
  • Staffed by trained parent volunteers who offer to new and expectant parents: a listening ear, current information, personal experiences, and the priceless camaraderie of someone who understands.

Information Kits for New and Expectant Parents

  • Book: Babies with Down Syndrome, Third Edition
  • Book: Gifts 2, How People with Down Syndrome Enrich the World
  • Facts & Myths
  • Information about RMDSA
  • Health Care Guidelines
  • SSI & Medicaid
  • Local & National Resources
  • Various articles and announcements of interest
  • Baby gift from "Sophia's Closet"

Sophia's Closet
Sophia's Closet is a very important component of our First Call Parent Visitation program. Through this project, we are able to provide a brand new baby outfit to parents who are referred to the First Call Program. When families receive one of our information kits, they find a gift from Sophia's Closet. The gift conveys the message that their baby is a baby first, and that every baby is a beautiful reason to celebrate!

The outfits are provided solely by donations from the community. If you would like to make a donation to Sophia's Closet, we gladly accept any brand new (with the tags on) baby outfits, sizes newborn to 12 months, for boys or girls, and for every season. We also welcome new or handmade baby blankets (small), or brand new baby rattles, etc., that can be easily mailed.

Community Groups
Safe harbors providing families with the opportunity to connect with other families in their area, form strong and encouraging friendships, plan outings, and share resources.

Educational Programs
Expert guest speakers provide learning opportunities on a variety of topics relating to parenting individuals with Down syndrome, including smaller monthly educational programs and larger symposia in collaboration with community partner organizations.

Extended Family & Friends Outreach

  • Information Kits for Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Family Friends.
  • Community Groups for Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Family Friends.

Grupo el Cromosoma del Amor - Hispanic Outreach
Providing "First Call" Parent Visitation, Information Kits, Educational Programs, and Community Groups to Spanish-speaking families in collaboration with El Grupo VIDA.

Down syndrome/Autism Dual Diagnosis Education and Support
Providing education and support to parents of children and adults with both Down syndrome and Autism - or Autistic-like behaviors - in collaboration with the Autism Society of Colorado and the Denver Adult Down Syndrome Clinic.



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Community Groups
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Information on any of these volunteer opportunities, or download the RMDSA Volunteer Application.

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Inspiring Stories
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