Information about Down’s syndrome for the NHS in Wales

Public Health Wales recently released the latest version of their leaflet ‘Information for women offered further tests for suspected chromosomal conditions’. This document is designed for women who have chosen to take up the offer of screening and who have received a higher chance screening result. We believe it is imperative that the official information provided to […]

WorkFit secure new funding from Active Inclusion

WorkFit are pleased to announce that we been awarded funding from the Active Inclusion Fund to provide support to people with Down’s syndrome aged 25+ and their families and their carers across Wales. This funding is a recognition of our success in supporting people with Down’s syndrome into meaningful work opportunities across Wales over the last […]

Wales Education Bill receives Royal Assent

By Julian Hallett, Services Development Manager On 24 January the long awaited Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill received Royal Assent. Many of you will be aware that we have been working alongside Welsh Government and partners across the statutory and voluntary sectors in shaping this important legislation, since it was first proposed, more […]

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 […]

The Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (ALNET) Bill – the DSA’s response

The DSA has been involved with the statutory reform around additional learning needs in Wales, since the process was first announced in 2008. This has been through involvement with Task and Finish groups facilitated by Welsh Government, responding to the draft Bill in 2014 and encouraging the involvement of parents and families in submitting their […]