Here is some recommended reading if you are caring for, parenting, or considering parenting, a child who has Down syndrome.

Memoirs

Roadmap to Holland by Jennifer Graf Groneberg

Gifts by various authors

Expecting Adam by Martha Beck

Choosing Naia by Mitchell Zuckoff

The Year My Son and I Were Born by Kathryn Lynard Soper

Karina Has Down syndrome by Cheryl Rogers and Gun Dolva

The Shape of the Eye by George Estreich

A Good and Perfect Gift by Amy Julia Becker

Non-Fiction

Babies With Down syndrome by Karen Stray-Gundersen

Disability is Natural by Kathie Snow

Down syndrome Parenting 101 by Natalie Hale

Children’s

Hi, I’m Ben … And I’ve Got a Secret! 

We’ll Paint the Octopus Red 

The Worst Best Brother 

 Ruby in Her Own Time

The Junkyard Wonders 

Meet Annie

More resources are available here:

National Down syndrome Congress

National Down syndrome Society

Global Down syndrome Foundation

OTHER NORTH AMERICAN GROUPS

Band of Angels
Canadian Down syndrome Society
Central Illinois Down syndrome Organization
Dads Appreciating Down syndrome
Down syndrome Association Of Greater St. Louis
Down syndrome Association of Arkansas
Down syndrome Association of Orange County
Down syndrome Association of Atlanta
Down syndrome Association of Central Florida
Down syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnatti
Down syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis
Down syndrome Association of Hampton Roads
Down syndrome Association of Jacksonville
Down syndrome Association of Los Angeles
Down syndrome Association of Minnesota
Down syndrome Association North Bay
Down syndrome Association of Northern Virginia
Down syndrome Association of San Antonio
Down syndrome Association of the Mid South
Down syndrome Association of Tulsa
Down syndrome Association of West Michigan
Down syndrome Association of Wisconsin
Down syndrome Connection of NW Arkansas
Down syndrome Foundation of Orange County
Down syndrome Guild of Dallas
Down syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City
Down syndrome Information Alliance
Down syndrome Network of West Virginia
Down syndrome Research Foundation
Down syndrome Support Group of the Susquehan
Families Exploring Down syndrome
Hawkeye Area Down syndrome Assoc.
Heart of Illinois Down syndrome Association
Indiana Down syndrome Foundation
Madison Area Down syndrome Society
Massachusetts Down syndrome Congress
National Association for Down syndrome
Northwest Down syndrome Assocation
Omaha Down syndrome Parents Network
Parents of Children with Down syndrome
Riverbend Down syndrome Parent Support Group
Upside! (Seattle, WA)
Up Side of Downs of Greater Cleveland
Utah County Down syndrome Support Group
Down syndrome Association of Virginia Penisula
I Am Who I Am

 

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For medical locations that specialize in care for children with Down syndrome, click here.