When expectant parents find out they’re having a baby with Down syndrome, they often say they feel isolated and alone. For those families who speak other languages, that isolation can be even more profound as they look for translated resources and connections with other parents. For our Spanish-speaking expectant parents, and for relatives who speak Spanish, there are a variety of Spanish language materials and resources.
Our books, “Diagnosis to Delivery: A Pregnant Mother’s Guide to Down Syndrome,” and “Welcoming a Newborn with Down Syndrome” are both available in Spanish, and we also have a section in our Loved Ones booklet for family members who might be Spanish-speaking.
The Lettercase booklets have both English and Spanish text:
“Babies with Down Syndrome” is available in Spanish too.
Canal Down21.org in Spain is an excellent website with an abundance of resources in Spanish.
Another great website in Spain is Down España.
Also, the National Down Syndrome Society and National Down Syndrome Congress have information in Spanish.
Additionally, there are many Down syndrome groups in many Spanish speaking countries. Families may find it useful to take a look at the Down Syndrome International for websites of groups in their countries of origin (countries listed alphabetically):
Other resources in Spanish:
One of our favorite resources for dads is this video of a father and his teenage son traveling together and sharing the evolution from diagnosis to friendship (in Spanish with English subtitles).