For Families and Carers : Education

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Appropriate education is vital to help children and young people with Down’s syndrome achieve their potential. The Down’s Syndrome Association has information and resources to help families and schools.

Child development

For information on the development of children with Down’s syndrome and ideas for how you can help at home, see our pages on Growing up.

Stages of education

Our pages on the different stages of education provide a brief guide to education from early years to FE. There are links to useful resources and further information.

Early Years



Further Education

SEN and the law

Our pages on SEN and the law provide a guide to the system for supporting children and young people with special educational needs in England.

For children and young people in Wales, please go to our pages on SEN / ALN and the Law – Wales

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