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Babies with Down Syndrome: A New Parent's Guide -- (2nd edition) Stray-Gundersen, K. (Ed.) (1995). Rockville, MD: Woodbine House. Especially for new parents, this book addresses the medical, emotional, educational and social issues related to Down syndrome. Available from Woodbine House at http://www.woodbinehouse.com/ or (800) 843-7323.

Understanding Down Syndrome: An Introduction for Parents -- Cunningham, C. (1996). Cambridge, MA: Brookline Books. Offering insight on the care of young children, adolescents and older people with Down syndrome, this book emphasizes the importance of professional guidance and how to obtain it. Available from Brookline Books at http://www.brooklinebooks.com/ or (800) 666-2665.

A Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome: Toward a Brighter Future -- Pueschel, S.M. (2000). Baltimore MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. Aimed both at parents and professionals, this book focuses on the physical, mental, social and emotional aspects of Down syndrome, placing special emphasis on early intervention. Available from Brookes Publishing at http://www.brookespublishing.com/ or (800) 638-3775.

A Promising Future Together: A Guide for New Parents of Children with Down Syndrome -- Created by the National Down Syndrome Society, this video provides encouragement and hope for a bright future by sharing the personal experiences of several new parents. Topics include early intervention, local and national resources, and health care screenings. Available from the NDSS by calling (800) 221-4602 or emailing info@ndss.org

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