Greenwich Down’s Syndrome Group celebrate WDSD

To celebrate World Down Syndrome Day this year, the Greenwich Down’s Syndrome Group met up on a grey Sunday afternoon to walk several laps of the Flower Garden in Greenwich Park.  The plan was to do as many laps as possible, ideally walking at least 21.3km in total!  All ages and abilities joined in with […]

What is the GDPR?

By Julian Hallett, Services Development Manager, DSA A term many of you may have seen popping up recently is GDPR.  It stands for General Data Protection Regulation and relates to new legislation coming into force from May 2018, which replaces the current Data Protection Act of 1998. GDPR will strengthen individuals’ rights around the way […]

South Manchester Down’s Syndrome Support Group (SMDSSG) Chatterbox club

Down’s syndrome support group services: supporting communication, speech and language   Many local Down’s syndrome support groups offer social and learning activities for children and young people. Activities to support communication, speech and language are popular, as well as games for developing play, physical development, number and reading skills. We’re profiling information about several group’s […]

21&Co Communication groups

A group of kids and adults at a speech and language session

Down’s syndrome support group services: supporting communication, speech and language   Many local Down’s syndrome support groups offer social and learning activities for children and young people. Activities to support communication, speech and language are popular, as well as games for developing play, physical development, number and reading skills. We’re profiling information about several group’s […]

‘Chatterbox’ from York Down Syndrome Support Group

Down’s syndrome support group services: supporting communication, speech and language   Many local Down’s syndrome support groups offer social and learning activities for children and young people. Activities to support communication, speech and language are popular, as well as games for developing play, physical development, number and reading skills. We’re profiling information about several group’s […]

Supporting each other – parents, babies and toddlers

In many regions across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, families enjoy a wide range of social and learning opportunities through their local support groups. Some support groups provide services focused on the development of babies and toddlers, where parents and carers can share their experiences as their children develop. This photo (right & above) shows children […]

Local Support Group: Get On Down’s

Hello I’m Lu and I have two children, Nathan aged 7 and Billy aged 5. Billy has Down’s syndrome. I set up the support group Get On Down’s a year ago to help other families in the London Borough of Sutton and surrounding areas. The aim of the group is to help new families with […]