Health Alert! Campaign: Response to Government Consultation

Today sees the culmination of coordinated work across the DSA with the submission of our response to The Department of Health and Social Care consultation on mandatory learning disability training for health and care professionals. For a long while now we have been concerned about the variability in quality of healthcare individuals with Down’s syndrome […]

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 […]

From our Training team… delivering training on transition, puberty and adolescence

Two of our Information and Training Officers, Beth and Lizzy, spent the weekend in Bedford to join the Bedfordshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group for their recent training conference. Around 50 parents and professionals took part in workshops covering everything from numeracy to behaviour management. Beth presented on the transition to adult life for people with […]

New training programmes available from the DSA

The Information and Training Team have developed two new training programmes during the last year: Adolescence workshops Sex and relationships education for adults Adolescence workshops This course focuses on supporting young people with Down’s syndrome through puberty and adolescence and is now being offered to schools, colleges and support groups across the country. The workshop covers […]

Tell It Right training in Northern Ireland

It is vital that expectant parents are supported throughout their pregnancy by maternity professionals who have access to up-to-date and accurate information about Down’s syndrome – the life prospects of people with the condition, the impact on families, they support that is available and the joys and challenges of having a child with Down’s syndrome. […]

Tell It Right, Start It Right

Tell It Right, Start It Right is our training for maternity professionals and student midwives. The training is designed to ensure that health professionals have up to date, accurate and balanced information about living with Down’s syndrome so that they can support expectant parents through the screening process by sharing the information in a non-directive […]