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 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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
I am attending my usual courses wearing my mask and gloves; it’s now a habit and a good one! As the weather has been nice, we went for a long walk in the local park with mum and dad. We even stopped for a coffee at a café, social distancing of course! My sister and […]
DSActive have been a CIMSPA Skills Development partner for the past six months. CIMSPA is the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector and provides leadership, support and empowerment for professionals working in sport and physical activity and a single unified voice for the sector. Last summer, DSActive ran a research […]
This is a guest blog from Charlotte. She is a World Champion and World Record holder in many different athletics events. We asked Charlotte to tell us a bit about how she prepares for her events and her experience at the IAADS European Championships in Finland… I like to make sure I am prepared, organised, […]
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 […]
Just to the West of the famous Cotswolds, lies the city of Gloucester, with its stunning cathedral and vibrant Docks. Head North out of the City, and just before you hit Longford you will see a huge sports field with a pitch for just about every sport you can think of. Head down the winding […]