Family Support

funded by FSCD

Program Description

PREP’s Family Support team works with families who have a child with Down syndrome in Calgary and the surrounding area looking for the knowledge, skills and resources required to best support their child with Down syndrome birth to 18 years old. The Family Support team is the first point of contact for families and they work closely with each family to determine their needs and provide support in accessing services and community resources. Staff provide families with current and up to date information on community events, agencies, and supports to provide the best possible opportunities for inclusion in the child’s community. Family Support staff help parents to meet and connect with one another by providing opportunities for parents to build their network and support each other on the journey of parenting a child with Down syndrome. The staff host regular workshops on topics of interest to families and in addition the staff support families as they transition through the school system and from child services to adult services. The team provides access to individual consults, home visits, mentoring, transition planning and much more.  Workshops and webinars are offered to families who want to learn more about specific topics related to your child’s journey and to learn from other families.


Family Support staff are available Monday to Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm.


  • There is no cost to speak with the Family Support Team
  • There may be a small fee for individual webinars and workshops


If you have any questions about services at PREP, please contact the Cohort Coordinator for your child’s age group:

To be placed on the contact list for Family Support services, please click here to complete our registration form.