Will you offer a helping hand?

Photo by Hubert Lawless, My Perspective finalist 2015 Did you know? Around 20% of children with Down’s syndrome have complex needs. This means that they could have an additional diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or ADHD, and/or OCD. They may have additional support needs because of this. What does this mean for families? While […]

A big ‘thank you’ to Kew Village Fair

On Sunday Beth, on of our Information & Training Officers, received a cheque for £975 from the Kew Village Fair. The money has been donated to support the Down2Earth group. The Down2Earth group is part of our Having a Voice project which gives people with Down’s syndrome a platform to have their say and be […]

The DSA joins the Co-op Local Community Fund

We are pleased to announce that we have joined the Co-op Local Community Fund. The Co-op Local Community Fund helps to support local projects that Co-op members care about. Since its launch in 2017, Co-op members have raised £39 million pounds for over 12,000 local causes. We’re delighted that the Down’s Syndrome Association will now be […]

#Challenge21 arrives in Swindon

From the 1 to the 21 October, the Down’s Syndrome Association have been running the #Challenge21 campaign. The DSActive team set the clubs they work with a multitude of challenges all with a theme of 21 because Down’s syndrome is caused by the presence of an extra copy of chromosome 21. Alan Elbourn coaches the DSActive tennis […]

Open Day at the Paddocks

A couple of year’s ago, Graham raised some money for the DSA by allowing the public to visit his gardens which he looks after with the help of seven adults with learning disabilities. This year he decided to do the same thing again and has written a piece about the event for us…  We opened […]