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Congratulations Initiative Workshop: "Congratulations" Not Sorry

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We warmly welcome you to attend a workshop:

"Congratulations" not sorry.

The workshop is an informative workshop for Medical Professionals

This workshop will assist medical professional to understand the importance of a positive delivery of a diagnosis of Down Syndrome.

In this workshop we will cover topics such as:

* Down Syndrome - an overview

 * How best to talk to the women in your care who have a new baby who has a diagnosis of Down syndrome. 

This workshop with deliver up to date informative information to assist with the messaging of "Congratulations" not sorry to a family with a prenatal or post-natal diagnosis of Down Syndrome.

Down Syndrome is not just about an extra chromosome or a disability.

Whether a new mum had a prenatal diagnosis or finds out at birth that her baby has Down syndrome...this event needs to be celebrated.  

Melissa Cotterill's dedication to supporting families shines through in her role as Prenatal and New Baby Manager, leading the Congratulations Initiative at Down Syndrome NSW.

With a background in secretarial and event management roles, Melissa's experience in organising programs and events fosters a nurturing and supportive environment for families receiving a prenatal/postnatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

Her passion for education and awareness drives her commitment to ensuring families feel supported, informed, and connected to the resources and services provided by DS NSW. Melissa and her husband have four daughters, one of whom is a teenager who has Down syndrome.

Speaker: Melissa Cotterill

When: Tuesday 25th June 2024

Time: 11am - 12pm

Where: Online

Cost: Free

Would you like to be an affiliate member?

Membership is FREE. Sign up here: 
Become a Member – Down Syndrome NSW 
We have lots of member only events throughout the year as well as discounts to our conferences, workshops and training and other great member benefits soon to be announced! 

This session WILL NOT be recorded. 

Down Syndrome NSW is the peak body for Down syndrome. We work with pride to support people with Down syndrome to reach their full potential. Your support at our events makes our work possible. Where we can, we provide events for free or at cost recovery only. We greatly appreciate your support. 

We kindly ask that each person attending register a ticket, even if you are sharing a zoom link so it is fair for all. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Down Syndrome NSW

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