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 […]

Research update: A survey of attitude towards orthodontic treatment amongst parents/carers of children with Down’s syndrome

By Dr Zahra Sheikh A very big thank you to all the parents and carers who took the time to fill out my questionnaire about your child’s experiences of orthodontics (braces) as part of my dissertation project at Cardiff University over the last year. The study was entitled: A survey of attitude towards orthodontic treatment amongst […]

Researching Everyday Decision-Making: Volunteers Wanted

Researchers at the University of Birmingham are interested in talking to people with Down’s Syndrome as part of a project investigating everyday decision making. The ‘Everyday Decisions’ project wants to find out how people with disabilities like Down’s Syndrome make decisions about everyday things like finances, family, relationships, working, housing, healthcare and leisure activities. We […]