About Down's Syndrome : Awareness Week 2015: Get Active and Get Involved

Awareness Week 2015 was all about Getting Active and Getting Involved. We want to encourage people with Down’s syndrome to Get Active and Get Involved  in their local communities. Having different hobbies and leisure pursuits benefits health and overall wellbeing. It can also be a lot of fun and is a great way to make new friends.

 See the Global Video Event for World Down Syndrome Day 2015 here

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Getting Active

There are so many ways to Get Active: through sport, creative or dramatic art,  learning, or socialising.  Here are some people to tell you all about the different things they like to do:

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Our DSActive programme is the only bespoke football and tennis programme for people with Down’s syndrome in the UK.

Created in 2006, DSActive has grown from one recreational football session to over 40 football and tennis teams training on a weekly basis across England and Wales.

If you are a person with Down’s syndrome or have a child aged five upwards and would like to get involved with DSActive, go to our website.

Getting involved

We have a series of factsheets to help people with Down’s syndrome Get Active and Get Involved.

See our section for people with Down’s syndrome.

You can download the information sheets below

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