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Parent's First Call Training

  • Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 1 South Pinckney Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)

Connecting with another parent who has a child with Down syndrome can be one of the most helpful resources a parent will have – it can help make their journey a little easier.

MADSS has joined forces with the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Upside Down, and Parent to Parent of Wisconsin (P2P) to train support parents and match them with new and expectant parents who are looking for resources and support throughout the state. Trainings prepare you to give support to another parent of a child with Down syndrome.

Join us for our Support Parent Training and help us meet the increasing need for peer support by becoming part of Wisconsin’s Network of Support Parents and the Statewide Parent’s First Call Program.

 The trainings are free and lunch is provided!

Space is limited - Please register early for the training listed below!

 WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 2019

TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

WHERE: Office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP (Room TBA)
1 S Pinckney St, Suite 700, Madison, WI 53703

 Confirmation information will be sent after you register. It will include directions, parking and room details.

With questions about the training, contact Robin Mathea: (715) 361-2934 or

Registration Form:

Please fill out this form if you would like to sign up for the May 18th Parent's First Call Support Parent Training in Madison, WI. This does not guarantee a spot - please wait for a confirmation email from us.

Name *
Phone *
Address *
Please note that for our purposes, a prenatal diagnosis includes any testing that gave you a strong indication that you might be having a child with Down syndrome, even if you weren't 100% sure.
I feel like I am at a good place in my life to be a Support Parent to new and expectant parents. *
The role of a Support Parent is to provide support to new and expectant parents of babies with Down syndrome. The ideal Support Parent has time in their lives to connect with other parents, and maintain connection with the parent for at least a year after initial contact. In addition, Support Parents should be in a positive place about their own child’s diagnosis, and be prepared to lend a positive, listening ear to others.
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