Down Syndrome Head Start Programs

Welcome Totes

Our DSHS Welcome Totes are available to all new babies' families.  The bag contains a few books about Down Syndrome, gifts for the baby and parents and information about some great programs offered locally for their baby.

If you know a family that is in need of this service, please send them to our New & Expectant Family Form.  You can also contact us with their contact information and we will reach out to them.

Hospital Bags

The DSHS Hospital Bags area  small gift bag to lift the spirits to any adult or child with Down Syndrome staying over 24 hours in the hospital.

If a family member or friend with Down Syndrome is planning to stay in the hospital for a procedure, please email us their name, the date of the procedure and which hospital.  This service is currently offered in Washtenaw County.

Birthday Cards

The DSHS Birthday Special Treat Cards are sent to each DSHS member with Down Syndrome to add a litte sweetness to their special day.  A five dollar gift card will also be included for a special treat on us.

You or a family member must be a participating member of the DSHS and located in the state of Michigan.

Transition Bags

The DSHS Transition Bags are available to families whose child is transitioning out of Early On into preschool or entering high school.  The bag will be delivered by a parent advocate that has already walked your current path.

The DSHS Transition Bags include books and other resources to help families make a well informed transition.  Family must be a member of the DSHS Program and located in Washtenaw County.