World Down Syndrome Congress: Day 1 Summary

Staff from our Information & Training team and WorkFit are learning lots and meeting some amazing people at the World Down Syndrome Congress in Glasgow. Here is a brief summary of the talks they attended and gave on Day 1 of the Congress. Sex and Relationship Education for People with Down’s Syndrome – from adolescence […]

Taking action on dementia

On 19 September our Services Development Manager, Julian Hallett, attended a very interesting conference in London hosted by The Dementia Action Alliance. The Alliance is a network of organisations, partly funded by Public Health England, whose aim is to connect, share best practice and take action on dementia. They currently have a focus on improving […]

New behaviour resources…coming soon!

Our information team are currently busy creating resources on supporting behaviour, which will soon be available on our website, and will be free to download. These resources are aimed at parents, carers, schools and professionals and will include a variety of practical information and techniques to identify the roots of behaviours and to help people provide […]

Book review: Exploring Fluency in Down Syndrome

Exploring Fluency in Down Syndrome: A Discussion of Speech Dysfluencies for Professionals and Parents by Monica Bray J&R Press Ltd. March 2016 Review by Erica Ford, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (Down’s syndrome) My overall impression of this book is that I might want to change the title. It would be a pity if the reader […]

Better Health Care for Adults with Down’s Syndrome

Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week 17 – 23 March Better Health Care for Adults with Down’s syndrome – Helping adults with Down’s syndrome stay in control of their health The Down’s Syndrome Association’s annual awareness week campaign aim is to improve Health Care for Adults with Down’s syndrome.  People with learning disabilities have poorer health than […]

Are you a parent/carer or professional working with someone with Down’s syndrome? We need you to complete an online questionnaire

Poseidon is the name of an important project we are working on in collaboration with Middlesex University and other European partners. The project aims to create information technology which will support people with Down’s syndrome achieve a greater level of independence in their lives. Who are we looking for? If you are a parent, carer […]