Every single person with Down’s syndrome should have the same opportunities as everyone else, in EVERY area of life.
We’ll be celebrating the achievements of people with Down’s syndrome, telling their stories and amplifying their voices.
- Subscribe to our new Shifting Perspectives podcast…we’ll be sharing five episodes this week hearing from young people with Down’s syndrome as well as parents and family members.
The DSA will especially be highlighting the stories and achievements of people with Down’s syndrome and who have more complex needs…a section of our own community who can sometimes feel particularly left behind:
- Hear Me by George Bowman
George’s story was written by his mum. George is non verbal, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t speak. We just need to learn how to listen to him.
- Meet Tom…
Let Tom tell you about what he loves.
- The DSA Journal often features families who have experiences of Down’s syndrome and additional, more complex needs. We’ve pulled out all the relevant articles here.
For example, you can read Lottie and Millie’s mum’s communication tips; or about Mickael’s experience of having Bi-Polar disorder; or about Dylan’s journey at school.
If you want to help make sure no-one is left behind see how the Down’s Syndrome Association can help you:
Join the Down’s Syndrome Association
The more members we have, the stronger our voice
- A year’s membership for parents and carers costs £15.
- If you have a baby with Down’s syndrome who is under 1 year of age, membership is free.
- We offer free lifetime membership for adults with Down’s syndrome.
- We also welcome professionals who work with people with Down’s syndrome to become members.