Welcome to DS ConneX
DS ConneX is network of support groups specifically for parents, grandparents, and siblings. Each family member, young or old, is invited to join a group at anytime. This is a safe place to share your experiences, joys, or concerns about having a family member with Down syndrome. The goal of ConneX is to strengthen family support and provide you with needed information and resources. Each group is catered towards the individual needs of moms, dads, grandparents, and both adult and young siblings. New members are always welcome to join us for drop in meetings.

Helpful Resources

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Sibling Support Project

Founded in 1990, the Sibling Support Project is the first national program dedicated to the life-long and ever-changing concerns of millions of brothers and sisters of people with special health, developmental, and mental health concerns.

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Sibs - UK Sibling Support Network

Sibs is a program for brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults in the United Kingdom. Website resources include a private sib-to-sib chat room, resources for young sibs, parent and professional support guides for young siblings, and guides for adult siblings. Sibs ensures that siblings are not alone in their feelings, responsibilities and actions as well as providing support materials for every type of sibling relationship. A great resource for siblings, parents, and professionals who are looking to support the sibling relationship.

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DS ConneX Events

DSConneX: #4YoungSibs

DSConneX: #4YoungSibs

November 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

DS ConneX for Young Sibs is a DSNetwork support group for youth (ages 6-12 years old) who have a sibling with Down syndrome or other physical or developmental disabilities. Brothers and sisters of individuals with Down syndrome or other disabilities have unique concerns, questions and experiences than other siblings. Sibshops follow a peer support and education [...]

World Down Syndrome Day 2022

World Down Syndrome Day 2022

March 19, 2022 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am

WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY ARIZONA SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2022 Rio Vista Community Park in Peoria 2:00 - 4:30 pm   JOIN THE FAMILY FUN!   A family carnival-style picnic. Food Trucks selling their signature food items. Train rides, petting zoo, face painting, mascots and cheerleaders, music, dancing and so much more! Visit with friends and celebrate [...]