New research into the causes of Down’s syndrome

Scientists in London have released new research which shows that genetic factors that cause Down’s syndrome, are more varied than previously thought. Using mice models, the researchers at University College London (UCL) found that multiple genes contribute to problems in memory and decision-making associated with Down’s syndrome. Previous thinking was that a single gene, or […]

New Research Study: Older Carers

On Wednesday 20 November, Julian Hallett, DSA Services Development Manager, was delighted to be involved in an event launching the findings of an important research study which looked at the experiences of older parents of adults with a learning disability. The research was commissioned by New Forest Mencap and was funded by the Big Lottery […]

World Down Syndrome Congress 2018

The World Down Syndrome Congress came to the UK this year for the first time in its 32 year history. The annual event is run by Down Syndrome International and brings together people with Down’s syndrome, family members and professionals from across the world. WorkFit attended as part of the Down’s Syndrome Association delegation and […]

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 […]

Glasgow welcomes 13th World Down Syndrome Congress

DSi/Down's Syndrome Scotland for World Congress 2018 - the Commissioners

Glasgow is getting set to host the 13th World Down Syndrome Congress, a global event attended by over 1200 families and people with Down’s syndrome, as well as health care practitioners, education professionals and experts at the forefront of research and best practice in the care and development of people with the condition. Hosted by […]