Parents New/Expecting

New Parent Info

Welcome New and Expectant Parents!

New Mom

Congratulations on your new baby! We welcome expectant and new parents to our family at Club 21 Learning and Resource Center.  As parents who have experienced the birth of a baby with Down syndrome, we know that this is a time of mixed emotions. Receiving a prenatal diagnosis that your baby will have Down syndrome can be overwhelming. There will be challenges in raising your child, but there will also be many, many joys. It is normal to be nervous about what lies ahead, but remember that Down syndrome is a condition your baby has, it is not who your baby is.  We have compiled some resources to help you make an informed decision regarding your pregnancy and the journey.  Club 21 is here for you, offering support and resources, throughout this very tender and important time.

Support: Club 21 has trained parent volunteers, each of whom has a child with Down syndrome.  We are available any time, whether it is in the hospital, at your own home, or on the phone. Each volunteer is more than willing to answer questions and offer support. Please call us to talk or schedule a visit.  You can reach us at 626-844-1821 or email us at   

In addition, Club 21 has a wonderful group of new and expectant parents who meet on Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to noon.  Please come anytime and share your journey with us.

We look forward to meeting you and your new baby and sharing this journey together.

Watch this informational video from Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson below: