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Is There Support For Those With Down Syndrome?

Question: My friend’s newborn baby was just diagnosed with Down syndrome. They are also in the midst of a financial crisis because her husband also lost his job in Broward County. As a friend, how can I best support her?

Answer: Discovering that a loved one has been diagnosed with Down syndrome brings a wide range of emotions including anger, fear, worry, sadness, and guilt. To best support your friend, help her follow these recommendations.

  1. Find the Best Doctors: Research the best team of treating professionals in Broward County that specialize in Down syndrome.
  2. Find the Right Support Group: Find a support group for parents of Down syndrome children. Parents can relate with one another, as well as network.
  3. Provide Correct Info: Many parents of Downs make poor decisions based on half truths about this condition because they have not done proper research.

Coping with Down syndrome requires emotional, medical, and educational support. Typically, the financial costs involved are quickly realized as well. The Social Security Administration recognizes Down Syndrome as a disability that meets criteria for benefits from the time of birth.

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Down syndrome in Broward County, they are likely eligible for Florida Social Security benefits. Contact the Law Office of David Benenfeld for a FREE consultation to help you with your claim. Call: 954-677-0155.

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