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La Crosse: Parent's First Call Support Parent Training

  • Courtyard by Marriott 500 Front Street S. La Crosse, WI 54601 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.

The Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin (DSAW) partners with 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. 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 DSAW Parent’s First Call Program.

The trainings are free and lunch is provided. 

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
3-4pm will be an optional Prenatal Training for parents who received a prenatal diagnosis.

Location: Courtyard by Marriott - The Grand River Room
500 Front Street S
La Crosse, WI 54601

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 February 9th Parent's First Call Support Parent Training in La Crosse, WI. This does not guarantee a spot - please wait for a confirmation email from us.

Name *
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I feel like I am at a good place in my life to be a Support Parent for 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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