For years people have come to me when they find a friend or a relative has a child with a diagnosis of Down Syndrome. They have come to me because they know my daughter Uma, (now 10 years old) has Down Syndrome. I am happy to say I am FINALLY doing a show on this topic.
My guest today Jen Jacob she is the co-founder and Vice President for the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network (www.dsdiagnosisnetwork.org). As a part of her role, she creates, moderates and manages small, online groups for thousands of new and expectant parents and oversees day to day organizational operations.
Jen is also the co-author of "The Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome: Advice, Information, Inspiration, and Support for Raising Your Child from Diagnosis through Adulthood" and the author and a contributor for "Unexpected, Stories of a Down syndrome diagnosis" (www.missiont21.com). A former educator and professional development leader, she lives in the midwest with her husband and four children; her youngest son, Owen, has Down syndrome.