For Families and Carers : Forthcoming ASC/DS Meetings


The DSA organise meetings for families who have an interest in ASC/DS. We try to invite a guest speaker with insight and practical experience of ASC/DS to each meeting. Families find the meetings a good opportunity to form support networks and for the sharing of ideas and experiences.

Here is what parents have said about past meetings:

‘I am not alone!’

‘Just grateful to have been a part of an interesting day with great people, listening to other’s stories. Listen to groundbreaking new research was encouraging’

‘Meeting and chatting with other parents in the same boat is so important and valuable’

‘I was nervous about coming but the day/the group/the speakers were all very relaxed and informal. Thank you.’

23 January 2018, Wolverhampton

Meeting for families of people with Down’s syndrome and complex needs and/or Autism and interested professionals.

Date: 23 January 2018
Time: 10.30am to 2.30pm
Venue: All Saints Action Network, The Workspace, All Saints Road, Wolverhampton, WV2 1EL (Use postcode WV2 AW for Sat-Nav) 

Free event – A light lunch and tea/coffee will be provided.

Geraldine White (Clinical Psychologist) and Stuart Mills (DSA Information Officer) will be talking about behaviour management and the DSA’s work with people with complex needs, their families and supporters. On the day we will tell you about some exciting new behaviour resources we are producing. In the afternoon there will be a chance to share ideas and information about resources and services you have found useful. We would like to hear your ideas about what helps families and supporters. What you tell us will inform our future work.

To book your free place please contact or call 0333 1212 300. Places are limited so please contact us as soon as you can. 


Have you seen our closed Facebook group? 

The DSA Complex Needs and Autism Group is a private space for parents, family members and carers of children or adults with complex needs or with a dual diagnosis of Down’s syndrome and autism spectrum condition. 

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