GLOBAL is thrilled to partner with Jack’s Basket to gift FREE one-year GLOBAL memberships to new parents who recently received a prenatal or postnatal Down syndrome diagnosis. Thanks to Jack’s Basket’s extensive distribution network, thousands of parents will enjoy newfound access to research and medical care GLOBAL Webinars and the award-winning Down Syndrome World magazine.

“We are grateful for the generous gift of a one-year GLOBAL membership to our basket recipients,” says Jack’s Basket Founder & CEO Carissa Carroll, M.Ed., “We hope our new and expecting families will get connected and experience the incredible education, research, and resources GLOBAL provides. We are thankful for GLOBAL’s support of our mission and believe our partnership aligns with our shared goals of ensuring that individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and providers have access to resources from the timing of diagnosis.”

 Since its inception in 2014, Jack’s Basket has sent free celebratory gift baskets to over 8,800 babies born with Down syndrome across all 50 states and 46 countries. Each Jack’s Basket contains baby gifts, the contact information of a parent raising a child with Down syndrome, and a collection of books and resources. Among these resources is the Prenatal & Newborn Down Syndrome Information Pamphlet created by GLOBAL in collaboration with The National Down Syndrome Congress and National Down Syndrome Society, which has been included in all Jack’s Baskets since 2023.

“Jack’s Basket is changing the diagnosis experience for parents around the country and the world, by providing a warm welcome – and vital information – to new parents,” says GLOBAL Vice President of Strategic Alliances David Tolleson, “We are very grateful to our friends at Jack’s Basket for providing our Prenatal & Newborn Information Pamphlet, as well as the opportunity to accept a one-year complimentary GLOBAL Membership, in their baskets!”

GLOBAL’s quarterly hour-long webinars cover important topics in Down syndrome research and medical care such as “How to Manage Swallowing Issues in Children with Down Syndrome” and “Sleep Apnea Across the Lifespan.” In addition to presenting on their area of focus, experts answer every question posed by webinar viewers in real time and/or in the weeks following. While presentation slides are available to the public, videos of new and archived webinars are a benefit for GLOBAL Members.



Down Syndrome World™ magazine has received 17 prestigious national awards for excellence in healthcare reporting, including gold, silver and bronze Aster and Healthcare Advertising Awards. The magazine features human interest stories, and features on research, medical care, and movers and shakers from politics to entertainment to non-profits. Keep an eye out for the Scholastic-style Fun Search towards the end of every issue!

Have you or a loved one recently received a Down syndrome diagnosis? Request a complimentary Jack’s Basket full of baby gifts and important resources, including the Prenatal & Newborn Down Syndrome Information Pamphlet, today!

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