Being able to communicate our needs, wishes and feelings is important for our sense of identity and our wellbeing. Making meaningful choices and developing friendships with the people we chose enables us to feel valued and increases our confidence and self-esteem. Conversely a lack of choice and control over our daily lives can lead to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Our new booklet is written for healthcare professionals involved in antenatal, neonatal and postnatal care. It gives an overview of what Down’s syndrome is, how it can be identified and some examples of people living with Down’s syndrome today.
Over the last few months here at the DSA we have been working on making our website more accessible and easy to use, so that you can find exactly what you need, when you need it.
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 […]
The Down’s Syndrome Association have created a section to help you get involved – New DSA Volunteering section
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 […]