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.’

10 May 2019, Teddington

Down’s syndrome with Complex Needs, including Autism Spectrum Condition

Date: 10 May 2019
Time: 10.00am to 3.00pm.
Venue: Langdon Down Centre, Teddington, TW11 9PS.

Meeting for family members of children and adults who have Down’s syndrome and dual diagnosis of autism spectrum condition, or other complex needs.

Interested professionals also welcome.

In the morning, Alex Rawle, Manager of DSActive will talk and answer questions on Nutrition, Weight & Eating issues.

In the afternoon Jane Mitchell, Learning Disability Nurse and Mindfulness teacher, will lead a session on Caring for yourself.

A member of the DSA Information team will also be available.

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

To book your free place please contact

Refreshments & a light lunch will be provided.

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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