Dad goes the extra 164.98 mile(s) for DSA Awareness Week!

Down's syndrome

One dad decided to go further than most during Awareness Week this year.  Tim Heyes completed 5 half marathons, cycled 121km and mountain biked 21 miles  in just 7 exhilarating, exhausting and endlessly tiring days! Tim’s stats speak for themselves: Distance – 164.98m Time – 20hrs, 57mins, 13secs Elevation Gain – 2,448m/8031.5ft Calories used – 11,892 Read all about […]

DLL join in DSA Awareness Week!

The UK division of DLL, has chosen The Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA) to be their Charity of the Year for 2016-2017. The fantastic employees at DLL began their year long support of the charity by arranging their own DSA Awareness Week cycle ride to mark World Down Syndrome Day (#WDS16) on March 21st 2016. Karen Kidd […]

Monopoly by Lizzy Leggat

Down's syndrome

When I’m asked what it was like growing up with a disabled sister, I have often directed people to Emily Pearl Kingsley’s piece ‘Welcome to Holland’, which delivers a very nice analogy from a parents perspective. However, as time goes on I realise that it does not detail a sibling’s experience and that there may, […]

My son Maxwell

Maxwell just before his second birthday

by Molly Macleod My son Maxwell was born on World Down’s Syndrome Day (21 March) in 2014. This year’s theme is #My FriendsMyCommunity and I’ve been thinking about how Maxwell has taught me about real inclusion and acceptance. With a pre-natal diagnosis for Down’s syndrome we were expecting Maxwell…or actually, we thought we knew what […]