Dancestars Sheffield at the Special Olympics

Dancestars Sheffield is a dance group for children and young people with Down’s syndrome . They have been dancing together for around four years and their ages range from 9 – 29. In August this year they made their mark by dancing at the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics. The ceremony took place in […]

Exciting times at Heart & Sold

by Emma Lambert, Heart & Sold At the end of October, Heart & Sold will be showing at one of the UK’s leading art fairs, the Buy Art Fair in Manchester. It’s an exciting prospect – we will be there, exhibiting and selling the work of our 33 artists, alongside hundreds of ‘typical’ artists. This […]

Living in Wales and being bilingual

By Jane Mcilveen, Ruth Thomas and Sara Pickard Jane, who is our Development Officer in North Wales, introduces the experiences of two people with Down’s syndrome speaking Welsh and English… I have worked for the DSA in North Wales for five years. I moved here from England in 1998. I knew people spoke Welsh in […]

My relationship – Polly and Joe

Polly and Joe met in 2009 when they were both students at college. They were instantly attracted to each other and gradually fell in love. They started out by going on dates together and became a couple over the following years. They started staying overnight at each other’s family homes and soon became part of […]

My relationship – Mandy and Josie

Mandy’s big sister, Josie, was only 16 months old when Mandy was born. Josie was too excited by the prospect of being a big sister to accept that Mandy was different, despite her parent’s relentless efforts to explain that Mandy was special, that she had Down’s syndrome. The girls have had their ups and downs, […]