50 for 50 for 50: a very special fundraising walk 

To celebrate her 50th birthday, and to mark the Down’s Syndrome Association’s (DSA) own 50th anniversary, earlier this year Antonia decided that a 50 mile fundraising walk would be the perfect summer challenge….hence the 50 for 50 for 50 walk!  The charity is very close to the Headteacher’s heart as her niece, Hannah, happens to have Down’s syndrome. Antonia said: ‘Throughout Hannah’s life the charity has been […]

New Educational Guidelines for learners who have Down’s Syndrome

New guidelines have been released today to ensure pupils who have Down’s syndrome are being offered the best education in schools. The Educational Guidelines document sets out exactly what teachers and institutions should be doing to improve the availability and quality of education for learners who have Down’s syndrome.  The document is the culmination of best practice […]

Planning for your child’s return to school

Down's syndrome

We are understandably getting many calls from parents asking for advice to support them in making decisions about their child returning to school in September. We understand that this prospect may raise many questions for you and will differ depending on the particular needs of your child and the setting they attend. We thought it […]

Government’s response to 2019 SEND report

The House of Commons Education Committee has recently published the Government’s response to the 2019 report on special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA) are active members of the Special Educational Consortium (SEC) and members of this group gave evidence to the committee. Our involvement in this influential group means we […]

Tell it Right® Webinar for Maternity Services and Universities

This Webinar is for all student and health professionals working in fetal medicine, maternity and neonatal services including midwives, neonatal nurses, sonographers and health visitors.

The Tell it Right® webinar provides information about:

  • Down’s syndrome that is balanced, accurate and up-to-date
  • How best to support expectant parents through the screening process
  • How best to impart information to parents and families, following a pre/post-natal diagnosis of Down’s syndrome
  • Some common issues which may affect a baby who has Down’s syndrome in the early weeks of life.

Through filmed case studies you will be able to reflect on:

  • The decision making processes related to screening
  • The parents’ perspective
  • What life is like for a person with Down’s syndrome

The webinar is pre-recorded so you are free to watch whenever suits you. Just ‘purchase’ the webinar and details on how to watch and more information will be sent to you.

Nutrition Top Tips

To celebrate the launch of our new Health Swap app, over the coming weeks we will be posting blogs all about nutrition. This second blog will go over some top tips for eating a healthy and balanced diet.   Eating a healthy and balanced diet is important for maintaining a healthy weight, and it will give […]