About Down's Syndrome : Celebrating our 50th anniversary

In February 1970 Rex Brinkworth began the organisation that is now known as the
Down’s Syndrome Association.


In the last 50 years, people with Down’s syndrome have made amazing strides forward. That’s why we want to make 2020, the DSA’s 50th anniversary, a year of celebration.

We’ll be celebrating the stories of people with Down’s syndrome who have lived, thrived and succeeded through the last 50 years.

We’ll also be celebrating the role that the Down’s Syndrome Association has played, and continues to play, in radically changing the landscape for people with Down’s syndrome… in education, health, employment and awareness, and understanding in society as a whole.

Do you know someone with Down’s syndrome in their 50s or over?

We want to hear their story! 

Please get in touch with us if you know a person with Down’s syndrome who is aged fifty or over.

We would like them to tell their stories or for you to share them with us… we want to know:

  • About their lives…childhood, growing up, adulthood and what life is like now;
  • What they love;
  • Their achievements and the challenges they may have faced and overcome;
  • The important people in their lives; and
  • What matters to them most

If you know someone who has got a story to tell or would simply like to talk about their life over the past 50 years or so, email dsapress.office@downs-syndrome.org.uk and tell us a bit about them.


We have lots of exciting plans up our sleeves for next year – check out other ways to get involved in our 2020 celebrations. 

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