Tell It Right® update – more information to more people

Our Tell It Right® information pack helps medical professionals provide up to date, accurate and balanced information about Down’s syndrome to prospective and new parents. This year we added two new resources to the pack: Looking Forward to Your Baby Looking Forward to Your Baby is a document designed for expectant parents and is based […]

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, […]

Health and wellbeing

by Kate Powell, Down2Earth Magazine editor Here are some ways I maintain my health and wellbeing. Being Active – I do Aqua aerobics every Monday, Dance and drama 4 times a week, swimming and sometimes walks with my parents. Taking your vitamins everyday – every day I take fish oils, vitamins D3 and zinc. Keep […]

Why do I volunteer? Karon’s story

I’ve been a volunteer with the Down’s Syndrome Association in Northern Ireland for eight years now. Together with my husband, Roger, and five other volunteers, I currently organise the Tuesday evening social activities.  We support a group of around 13 young adults to get together for a night of fun, friendly banter and craic every […]

Ballymoney Youth Group

Ballymoney Allsorts youth club have had a jam-packed and fun-filled year. Our weekly sessions now regularly welcome 30 young people who come to enjoy themselves with their friends and try new things. There’s always lots of fun activities, including baking, making greetings cards, karaoke and quizzes. Here is just a taste of the things we […]

Musical review: The Addams Family

by Kate Powell, Down2Earth Magazine editor What a funny show, this was full of comedy and a lots of laughs. This musical version will send you going home in stitches. It’s hilarious you must go and see this show it is witty and it’s a feel good show. We seriously loved this show.  This musical […]