That's when I decided I needed to invest more time in local Down syndrome support groups. Sure I had plenty of "friends" on Facebook support groups and on Baby Center boards to go to for advice, but there is something about actual human interaction, being able to talk to some one face to face, to see the kids and interact with them. I am so happy I did. I wound up meeting a mom with a little girl just 7 days younger than Delaney and to top it off they live in the town next to us. Then at another Down syndrome event, I met another two moms with girls just a year older! One even lives just two streets away. I've also met moms of boys who are just a year older a few more towns over (and maybe even have a boyfriend or two picked out for Delaney now, lol). I love getting together with these moms and talking about our therapists, frustrations over IEP meetings, finding out what therapies are working for their child and figuring out what's "normal" for our kids.
You are not alone, there are other parents out there and most likely they live in your same town or at the least, not very far! Don't be shy, they need friends and support just as much as you do and not only are you helping yourself, but you are helping your child too.