Setting The Tone

By Liz Arriens “You remember when you had the blood test for Down’s syndrome at 12 weeks, that was just a guide; it looks like your baby is exhibiting characteristics of Down’s syndrome. There are worse things.” This was how we learned Coraline had Down’s syndrome, two hours after she was born, from a paediatrician and […]

Our Voice Our Choice Meeting – March 2019

The DSA asked us for our help. They are thinking about helping people to feel good in happy times and difficult times. We talked about things that make us happy, things that help us relax and what we would say to a friend who was having a bad day. These things make us happy: Athletics […]

Life Through the Lense of Christopher Diedo

Christopher Diedo says photos do the talking for him. His first major public exhibition was seen by more than 3,000 visitors at the Mick Jagger Centre in Dartford, and he’s since shown off his skills at various galleries in London – including at the OXO Tower – as well as taking his talent overseas, showcasing […]

Hello, I’m Lucia!

Lucia’s family got in touch to tell us about her life and this blog has been written from Lucia’s perspective. Hello, I’m Lucia and I have just turned two. I love signing Makaton to my brothers and sisters, and I know what I want! My family is Italian, and I am bilingual because I can […]

Hear Me by George Bowman

I am George and apparently I have Down’s syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder. I am nearly 15 years old and I am loved. My daddy comes into my bedroom every morning chanting my name. I love that man so much. I love his whole face. He helps me out of bed and puts me on the […]

Daniel and The Music Man Project

When Daniel was younger, he was on the cover of our Journal! His mum Jackie recently got in touch with us to let us know how Daniel is getting on over 30 years later. Together, they have written this blog for us about Daniel’s life and an exciting event at the Royal Albert Hall in […]

The Finance & Leasing Association support the Down’s Syndrome Association at their annual dinner

An amazing £20,370 was raised for the Down’s Syndrome Association at the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) annual dinner, which was held on 26 February 2019 at the prestigious Grosvenor House, London W1. The FLA selected the Down’s Syndrome Association as their charity to support at the association’s black-tie dinner.  The event was attended by […]