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A Child's Life
Families Raising, Inspiring, Educating and Networking for Down Syndrome.

Expectant Parents

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. is here to assist Learning that your unborn baby has Down syndrome can be very difficult to hear. This unexpected news may generate a wide range of emotions and unanswered questions.


New Parents

CLICK READ MORE FOR PARENT PACKS The parent packets are delivered to the Labor & Delivery, NICU, and to the hospitals Social Workers to ensure they are available to you.


For Physicians

Learning the Diagnosis This is extremely difficult for parents and should be handled delicately. Physician’s please watch the attached film


Latest Inspiring Stories & More

17 January 2019

Baby Friends at Lolo's Play Place

Lolo’s Play-Place is an indoor play center for children 5 years old or younger who desire an imaginative, challenging, and fun environment in which to exercise, play, and explore.

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11 January 2019

Put on your dancing shoes!

Friends Self-Advocates Club (FSC) All Abilities Dance Party!  
The F.S.C. All Abilities Dance is held monthly at Livingstone Academy's Bloomingdale campus, from 7pm-9pm.
For more information check our website calendar or Facebook Events page for dates and times. 
Or call Julie McKenna (631)335-8464 or (813)245-2782.

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07 January 2019

Guardian Advocay Workshop

Guardian Advocacy Workshop on February 16, 2019 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Hospital located at 3001 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Medical Arts Bldg – 1st Floor, Tampa, FL 33607.

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