Whether you are a new or expectant parent, a professional interested to know about Down syndrome or a member of the public – you’ve come to the right place!
We hope that our stories and photos reassure you, inspire you and show you the reality of life with Down syndrome. There is a lot of negativity, fear of and ignorance around Down syndrome, but we are the experts on living with someone with Down syndrome and these stories are written honestly from experience and absolute understanding.
If you are in the UK, we have amazing online support where you can meet with others in the same situation as you, ask any questions at all, share any concerns or worries you may have and know that you are not alone!
For any expectant parent in the UK with a high chance or confirmed result that baby has Down syndrome please join our Great Expectations group, where you will find a very supportive non-judgemental, friendly group of women there to help you however they can.
We, too, have experienced receiving the news that our baby has Down syndrome, so we know how you’re feeling, what you’re worried about, or what you are feeling guilty for thinking. We are delighted to have this opportunity to share a little of our lives with you to try to address some of those feelings.
The stories here are our true and personal experiences. PADS is not affiliated with any religious or political organisation.