F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
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F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Families, Respect, Inspire, Education, Networking for Down syndrome & Special needs

Expectant Parents

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. is here to assist Learning that your unborn baby has Down syndrome can be very difficult to hear. This unexpected news may generate a wide range of emotions and questions.
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New Parents

CLICK READ MORE FOR PARENT PACKS The parent packets are delivered to the Labor & Delivery, NICU, and to the hospitals Social Workers to ensure they are available to you.

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For Physicians

Learning the Diagnosis This is extremely difficult for parents and should be handled delicately. Physician’s please watch the attached film

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VOLUNTEER - Thank you for your interest in volunteering for F.R.I.E.N.D.S. We are always in need of great volunteers who are hard-working, organized and who love interacting with our families. As a volunteer, you are essential and play an important role in making our events so special for our families. 

*Approved by Hillsborough County to offer volunteer hours to students working for Bright Futures scholarships.

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F.R.I.E.N.D.S. VIDEOS




Thank you FRIENDS Volunteers.



Friends has put together a video for the Ellen DeGeneres & Cheerios One Million Acts of Good promotion. We are raising funds to open THE FRIENDS CENTER - A special needs daycare. Thanks to everyone who participated, we had a lot of fun taping it. Please share the video. Thanks so much! Wish us luck!



Events Calendar

USF "LETS READ"
Tuesday, June 08, 2021, 07:00pm - 08:00pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ON ZOOM

Let's Read and Learn with USF Health Service Corps!

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. wants to encourage our teens and young adults to keep reading and learning! USF Health Service Corps student volunteers are donating their valuable time to read books with themes about health, diversity and acceptance, and to discuss health lifestyles. We invite you to join us the second Tuesday of each month via ZOOM.

Time 7:00 PM Eastern Time

Every month on the Second Tuesday of each month.

MEETING ID: 835 4431 7928

PASSCODE:  You must obtain the passcode from Ann Foyt, (813)245-2782.

You must register on Zoom to enter the event.