Lexie launches her own cook book

Hi my name is Lexie, I am 18 years old. I have got two sisters, two chickens and two parents. 🙂 I love cooking and I have been writing my cookbook – Lexie Cooks – and I have published it on my website. You can see all my recipes here: https://www.lexiecooks.com/ My favourite recipe is […]

Meet Jesal

Written by his mum Priya Tell us about Jesal… Jes is three years old and has two older siblings, brother Rio aged nine and sister Eva aged six. He and Rio’s birthday are a day apart and we always have a joint birthday which Jes loves. He is a happy boy and always has a […]

Laura’s litter-picking mission

Written by Peter Marie Laura (or ‘Laura’) my sister-in-law, is 39 years old and came to live with us a year ago. Laura is very kind and would love to be independent and have a job. Unfortunately, Laura has had very little education and does not yet have a great deal of verbal communication, but […]

Marathon runner Michael makes history

Michael Beynon has made history by becoming the first athlete from Wales who has Down’s syndrome, to complete the Virtual London Marathon. Despite his family being warned by doctors 10 years ago that he was likely to need a wheelchair for most of his adult life, Michael, 25, who also has a visual impairment and […]

Meet Daniel… the Everton kit star!

Daniel recently hit global fame as one of six people chosen to unveil Everton Football Club’s new 2020/21 third kit to the world. Daniel plays for Everton Disability Programme’s football team for people who have Down’s syndrome, which is a partner club to DSActive. We found out a bit more about Daniel and his life… […]

Mum launches new language cards

New mum Becca approached us as she has designed a range of digital social media cards. She wants to help share with people the terminology she would like to see used when talking about her son Arthur. The cards are available on our website for people to download and use to help spread the word. […]

50 Paintings Of My Sister

Rebecca Hindle has just finished her degree in Fine Arts and her final installation was this collection of paintings of her sister, Charlotte, who has Down’s syndrome. She chose to do this to raise awareness and to show the different sides of Charlotte’s personality. We think you will agree, it is an amazing piece of […]

Lauren’s experience of coronavirus (Covid-19)

By Sarah, Lauren’s Mum In addition to having Down’s syndrome, in her teens Lauren was diagnosed with severe verbal dyspraxia and ASD with significant oppositional behaviour and demand avoidance. These diagnoses removed the stigma from us of “failing parents” and opened doors to get the right level of support. In August 2018  Lauren moved into […]