New Parents

Congratulations on Your Baby


DSAMT enhances the lives of those with “something extra” throughout their lifespan by providing programs that support their development and achievement, facilitate their inclusion in the community and help them lead fulfilling, meaningful lives. 

DSAMT welcomes all parents, grandparents, siblings, physicians, educators, professionals, friends, and self-advocates. We primarily serve the 40 counties in Middle Tennessee but do not draw stiff boundaries and frequently support short-term visitors to our area as well. DSAMT has NO membership fees and offers programs at no or low cost to families.

If you are new to Middle TN or just visiting us for a little while, DSAMT is here to be your first call for questions about Down syndrome, opportunities, available resources, and to connect you with the extraordinary Middle TN Down syndrome community.

New and Expecting Parents

CONGRATULATIONS!!  While the news of your child having Down syndrome may have come unexpectedly, your life will be full of many wonderful surprises and experiences.  DSAMT is here to help celebrate with you and support you along the way.

Where to start?  Read the New & Expecting Parent Guide: An Extraordinary Life.  Then call us so that we can connect you with a trained parent mentor, the most up-to-date resources, a community of friends to welcome you and support you, and a few very special gifts, too.



New and Expecting Parents

DSAMT’s First Call new parent support network welcomes and provides support for new parents from trained parent mentors.

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New to Middle TN

If you are new to Middle TN or just visiting us for a little while, DSAMT is here to help. We can answer questions about what is available for you and your family, provide or link you to resources and support, and connect you with the wonderful Middle TN Down syndrome Community

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Refer Someone to DSAMT

Anyone can confidentially refer a parent or family to DSAMT.  A member of our staff or one of our trained Parent Mentors will quickly follow up with parents and offer support and connect them to resources and our community.  


Powerful Things Told To New Parents

“After getting our prenatal diagnosis, I was having a hard time coming to grips with our new reality. A friend told me, ‘She’s still the same baby you’ve loved for the last 20 weeks.” — Brenda Hickson 

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Read Letters From Other Parents

Welcome letter from Alecia

Letter from parent Sheila