Why should I become a member?
- Join a community of people which will provide support, advice, friendship, advocacy who are all facing similar issues.
- Our members feedback helps us define the direction of the DSA.
- Everything we do at the DSA is geared to supporting people with Down's syndrome, their families and carers.
- The more members we have, the stronger our voice when campaigning.
What we provide for our members?
- Expert Advice on all aspects of living with Down's syndrome.
- Targeted Support Programmes.
- Up-to-date relevant Information. We have over 80 resources already in existence and this list will continue to grow in relation to our members needs
- Life-long support.
Expert Support for Members
Assessment and Advice Services
Free to parents of babies under 12 months of age at the National Head Office. For children, young people and adults assessments can be provided in a range of settings. We also provide regional assessment and advice services in consultation with our affiliated support groups.
Our Information Officers are available to ask any queries or concerns on every aspect of Down's syndrome. The helpline advisers are the first point of contact to access –
- Specialist Medical Advisory Board.
- Legal Advice – covering a wide range of issues including community care law, education and SEN statements, mental health and human rights.
- Speech and Language Specialists.
- Welfare Benefits advice offering clear and helpful guidance through the benefits system.
- Education advice on a wide range of issues for children with Down's syndrome from early years to further education.
Bespoke Training Services
Available to individual members, to schools and colleges and to adult services on a range of issues defined by you.
Join today – "The more members we have, the stronger our voice"