Looking Up Book

Following the diagnosis of my son, we were provided with an information pack which contained the Looking Up Book. This has proved a source of comfort on many occasions. I frequently look through the pictures and find myself smiling at their little faces. Seeing how far some of these little ones have come gives me hope and brings a smile to my face.

Sometimes it can be really difficult for families to envisage what life with their new baby with Down’s syndrome will be like, particularly if he or she is born with health problems. This book helps to explode some of the myths and shows the reader that given the right opportunities, children with Down’s syndrome develop and thrive alongside their peers.

As parents of babies born with Down’s syndrome, we all remember those early days after birth and for some of us the great need to find information on the future for our children.

The Looking Up Groups are part of the Cornwall Down’s Syndrome Support Group and the members wanted to reach out to other parents of newborns with Down’s Syndrome to share positive an uplifting photos of the amazing journey of everyday life with their children. You will be facing some challenges ahead but in the books we do not focus on the medical facts or statistics but rather the children themselves and use an uplifting set of pictorial stories to tell the story of everyday family life.

Taking the concept and message behind this book and working with together with several contributors to produce this amazing publication has been the labour of love for three mums from Cornwall – Vicky, Sandy & Angie.

Any profits from book sales go directly back into the Cornwall Downs Syndrome Support Group charity and will be used to purchase more books to be gifted to as many new parents as possible upon diagnosis in those early and often overwhelming days. We are really excited that the books will not only be gifted to new parents in our County but further afield.

Looking Up Books – a video slide show

Some of the goodies included with the Looking Up Book in the New Parent Welcome Packs

looking up new parent welcome packs
looking up new parent welcome packs

Buy the books

Looking Up book
Looking Up book

Please visit our shop to order a copy. If you would like to order in bulk, please email sales@cdssg.org.uk for prices, thanks!

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