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

GAMES, ARTS, AND CRAFTS
Friday, June 18, 2021, 07:00pm - 08:00pm
MISS BONNIE'S BOARD GAMES ARTS & CRAFT NIGHT
DATES: Every 3rd Friday of the month.
WHERE: Livingstone Academy - 1649 Bloomingdale, Valrico FL 33596   TIME: 7pm - 9pm
A fun family night of board games, snacks, and crafts.  
For more info call (813) 245-2782.