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The Flower City Down Syndrome Network offers several groups and programs to support our member families. We provide Birth Packets free of charge for parents of newborns, or prenatally diagnosed infants, with Down syndrome. We also provide these packets to local area physicians and hospitals, including the Strong Genetics Counseling Clinic.

Our Parent Support Meetings and Social Groups offer parents and caregivers the opportunity to learn more about Down syndrome and how best to support their child (or children) by talking with medical experts and with other parents (check out our Events page for dates and times).

Well wishes are available upon request, as well as Special Services such as interpreters or gluten-free needs. Special Needs Adoption information is available for those families considering adoption of a child with Down syndrome. Several FCDSN member families are available to offer support, as they have adopted their own children with Down syndrome.

Our mission is to provide education, support, and opportunities to people who have Down syndrome, and their families, in the Greater Rochester area.

Birth Packet Request

These informational packets are put together by the FCDSN for new parents of children with Down syndrome. If you or someone you know would like to receive one of our free Birth Packets, please click the link below and fill out the form.

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Adoption Information

Are you considering Special Needs or International Adoption? If you have ever thought adoption might be for you, the link below will take you to Reeceā€™s Rainbows, a group whose mission is to rescue orphans with Down syndrome through the gift of adoption, to raise awareness for all of the children who are waiting in 25 countries around the world, and to raise funds as adoption grants that help adoptive families afford the high cost of adopting these beautiful children.

Visit Reece's Rainbows