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 […]

Education & Development Training in the North & South

Education and Development Training in the North and South with Gillian Bird We look forward to welcoming parents and practitioners. For further information about training please contact Secondary education Our first training day this term is about learning and development at secondary school.  This event will give everyone the opportunity to explore how to help […]

Free training day about undertanding dual diagnosis of autism spectrum condition and Down’s syndrome

We are pleased to offer a free training day about Understanding dual diagnosis of autism spectrum condition (ASC) and Down’s syndrome in Hull on 20 October 2015 with Clinical Psychologist Geraldine White. The training is for parents and practitioners, including paediatricians, CAMHS workers, health visitors, social workers, teachers and allied professions. Tuesday 20 October 2015, 10.00 a.m. […]

Visual Resources for Social Inclusion

By Gillian Bird, DSA We are collecting together visual resources to support children and young people who have Down’s syndrome, their parents and teachers. The resources include written guides, photographic examples, downloadable practical resources and explanatory films. We welcome examples from parents, practitioners and schools that we can use on our website, to help children […]

DSA Training Autumn 2015

Thank you to all the parents and practitioners who attended our recent Supporting Early Development and Supporting Social Development training days. The training once again highlighted the benefits of learning with other parents, carers and practitioners.   Feedback from the day included: ‘very positive, normalised a lot of learning approaches into easy ways to help my […]