COVID-19 and the Down’s Syndrome Association. Supporting our community during challenging times.

We don’t often use words like ‘urgent’ or ‘crisis’. Normally our work is offering continuous support rather than responding to an emergency that has affected the whole world. We rely on steady, regular donations from people like you to offer an ongoing service. This is different however. We need your help now. The COVID-19 pandemic […]

Global meeting with DSi | Kate’s Blog

  My week includes similar activities such as dance and exercising. Speaking to my friends on the phone, reading, gardening, housework and some cooking! The interesting exceptions was when I was asked to join a Zoom meeting with Down Syndrome International. Questions were asked to all of us from the Nepal, Mongolia, Tanzania and me […]

Heidi Crowter: My Court Case

You may have seen Heidi in the news talking about her campaign to change the abortion law. She got in touch and asked us to share this update on her campaign with you:  Hi I am Heidi Anne Crowter I am 24 and I happen to have Down’s Syndrome but that has not held me […]

Week 10 of Lockdown | Kate’s Blog

This is week 10 of the lockdown. Looking back I have spent many hours on Zoom, exercising, dancing and acting. After two family quiz’s, singing and talking, these were my favourite times. The glorious weather, apart from short walks, our garden is where I spent most of the time. I have even got a bit […]

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 […]

Short Story Competition Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered our short story competition: The Tales of the Magical Lots Of Socks! A huge variety of magical stories were sent through to us and we absolutely loved reading them. There were stories of time-travel, friendships, monsters, teleportation and… Darth Vader! Of course, as it is a competition there has to […]

Caitlin’s Greeting Cards

Caitlin is 17-years-old and has lots of hobbies. Caitlin’s father, Mark, is part of Team 21 and was meant to be running in this year’s London Marathon which unfortunately was cancelled due to coronavirus. To support her father, Caitlin has decided to combine one of her hobbies, photography and art, to help raise funds for […]

Supporting individuals who have Down’s syndrome and their families through difficult times

The ongoing coverage of our 50th anniversary year has chronicled significant developments in the lives of people who have Down’s syndrome. There is much to celebrate. People who have Down’s syndrome are living much longer, enjoying lives included in their community, with greater independence, which might encompass paid employment and living in their own accommodation. […]