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.’

28 November 2018, West Bromwich

Down’s Syndrome with Complex Needs &/or Autism Spectrum Meeting

Date: 28 November 2018
Time: 10.0am to 2.30pm.
Join us from 9.45 a.m. for tea and coffee
Venue: NMC Venue, 47 Birmingham Road, West Bromwich B70 6PY

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

For family members and parents/carers of children and adults who have Down’s syndrome with dual diagnosis of autism spectrum condition or other complex needs.

The meeting is also open to a small number of interested professionals where the discussion is relevant to their work in West Midlands.

This family and parent carer meeting gives time for people to talk to each other, share information and offer support in an informal atmosphere.

Topics for discussion include:

  • Self Regulation and Managing Emotions
  • Caring for Yourself
  • DSA Services update

Geraldine White (Chartered Clinical Psychologist), Jane Mitchell (Learning Disability Nurse & Mindfulness Teacher) and Julian Hallett (DSA Services Development Manager) will be hosting the meeting

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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