An anxious week | Kate’s Blog

This has been an anxious week as dad was in hospital. We were expecting him home on Wednesday but he finally came home on Thursday evening. We were all pleased to see him. My older sister came from Finchley to visit. She brought her dog Tilly with her. Tilly is a border terrier and is […]

Father’s Days | Kate’s blog

Last week we watched Small Island, a play filmed last year at the National Theatre. It was an incredible story with wonderful acting. Father’s Day lots of cards arrived and it was spent here with us all pleased to see four relatives who brought an afternoon tea. We had scones, jam and cream and cakes […]

Meet Mercy and her Big Sister, Hannah

Hannah is a 22 year old Fashion Media and Promotion student who has just finished university. Her final project was inspired by her little sister, Mercy… “My main inspiration for this project came from my youngest sister, Mercy, who is a nine year old fashion-lover who has Down’s Syndrome. I planned to create a ‘Young […]

COVID-19 and the Down’s Syndrome Association. Supporting our community during challenging times.

We don’t often use words like ‘urgent’ or ‘crisis’. Normally our work is offering continuous support rather than responding to an emergency that has affected the whole world. We rely on steady, regular donations from people like you to offer an ongoing service. This is different however. We need your help now. The COVID-19 pandemic […]

03 November 2020: Supporting Early Development: From Birth to 4 years

10:00am to 12:00pm

This two hour online workshop for parents and practitioners provides information about how to promote infant development through interaction, play and early learning activities.

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Online registration opens 9:45 am

10:00 to 10:30am - How do children with Down’s syndrome learn?

  • Exploring a learning profile
  • Health and development
  • Social inclusion

10:30 to 11:00am - Developing language and communication skills

  • Responsive approaches to support communication
  • Language learning – an overview
  • Speech development
  • Using visual supports for language and communication
  • Introducing reading

11:00 to 11:10am - Break

11:10 to 12:00pm - How children learn through play and movement

  • Ways to support play
  • Learning early number skills
  • Q and A

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You will receive an email invite to join the Zoom meeting on 27 October 2020 (one week before the session).


Please note: If you are booking on another person’s behalf, please put their name and email address in the Additional Information box at check out, so we can send them the necessary information regarding the workshop.

15 September 2020: Supporting Early Development: From Birth to 4 years

10:00am to 12:00pm

This two hour online workshop for parents and practitioners provides information about how to promote infant development through interaction, play and early learning activities.

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Online registration opens 9:45 am

10:00 to 10:30am - How do children with Down’s syndrome learn?

  • Exploring a learning profile
  • Health and development
  • Social inclusion

10:30 to 11:00am - Developing language and communication skills

  • Responsive approaches to support communication
  • Language learning – an overview
  • Speech development
  • Using visual supports for language and communication
  • Introducing reading

11:00 to 11:10am - Break

11:10 to 12:00pm - How children learn through play and movement

  • Ways to support play
  • Learning early number skills
  • Q and A

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Your place will be confirmed on payment.

Everyone whose place has been confirmed will get an email invite to join the Zoom meeting on 08 September 2020.

Please note: If you are booking on another person’s behalf, please put their name and email address in the Additional Information box at check out, so we can send them the necessary information regarding the workshop.

22 September 2020: Puberty, Adolescence & Supporting Behaviour: 11 to 18 years

9:30am to 12:30pm

This three hour online training session is for both parents and practitioners. It is suitable for those supporting young people with Down’s syndrome from the ages of 11 to 18 years old. The first part of the training session will cover body changes, hormones and sex and relationships. The second part of the training session will cover the roots of behaviour and strategies for supporting and changing behaviour.


Your place will be confirmed on payment.

Everyone whose place has been confirmed will get an email invite to join the Zoom meeting on 21 July 2020.

Please note: If you are booking on another person’s behalf, please put their name and email address in the Additional Information box at check out, so we can send them the necessary information regarding the workshop.

16 September 2020: Supporting Adults who have Down’s Syndrome

9:30am to 12:30pm

A webinar for all those with an interest in supporting adults with Down’s syndrome. The session will look at:

  • How what we know about the learning profile of people with Down’s syndrome can help us to maximise opportunities for independence in adulthood.
  • An overview of the health needs of adults with Down’s syndrome, with strategies to address possible health inequalities they may experience.
  • Supporting decision making and maximising opportunities for independence.

Your place will be confirmed on payment.

Everyone whose place has been confirmed will get an email invite to join the Zoom meeting on 08 Spetember 2020.

Please note: If you are booking on another person’s behalf, please put their name and email address in the Additional Information box at check out, so we can send them the necessary information regarding the workshop.