New Parents

Congratulations on your new arrival! We can’t wait to meet you and your beautiful new baby!

If your little one was born in Hull Women & Children’s Hospital then the hospital midwife should have given you one of Downright Special’s New Parent Packs containing up-to-date useful information for you to read as well as information about Downright Special.

Inside is also information on how to contact our New Parent Volunteer who would love to talk to you and provide any support you might need in these all-important early days when you may have lots of questions about your baby.  Ask your midwife or health visitor to contact us on your behalf if that would be easier.

If you haven’t received a pack and would like one, then please get in touch by emailing or call 01482 420160. 

All the leaflets and information in the pack can also be downloaded below:


New Parent Information Pack

Downright Special Leaflet  - a handy flier with some information on Downright Special - Congratulations on the birth of your baby and a leaflet for family and friends - Positive about Down syndrome, a really lovely website written by parents for parents full of real-life stories. - Wakefield & District Down syndrome support groups book ‘What I wish I’d known’. - Down syndrome Hull Care Pathway, to help you find all the local information you need to get the right care and support for your child’s health needs.

Green insert information - Please make sure that your Personal child health record (the red booklet) has the green insert for babies born with Down Syndrome

Great expectations DVD - families from Downright Special share some of their own experiences of parenting a child with Down syndrome, from the early weeks through to pre-school years.  We hope you find this useful.

Down Syndrome Awareness Week March 2024

Down Syndrome Awareness Week took place this year from the 18th of March to the 24th. This year's theme is "End the Stereotypes". Click here to find out more.


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Friday Sessions

We're delighted to announce that our Winter sessions will continue to be face to face. We have the following dates to share.



19th 26th



10th 17th 24th

Note half term on Friday 31st, so no session on this date.



14th 21st 28th





Can't attend a session?

Please let us know if you cannot attend a session - either contact your group leader direct, or contact the office on 01482 420160 or

Friday Visitors

We regularly have visitors to our Friday sessions, whether they be healthcare professionals, friends from the community or old faces returning to have a catch up with us.