What we do

  • We are the main point of contact for hospitals, schools and the general public in Northern Ireland providing information and support on all aspects of living with Down’s syndrome.
  • We offer training for parents/carers and to all professionals.
  • We provide workshops for young adults and adults with Down’s syndrome, improving their self-esteem and confidence.
  • We also facilitate residential events to develop our young adults through outdoor pursuits, drama, and many other social activities and we run seven youth clubs throughout Northern Ireland.

We work with people with Down’s syndrome who are over 30 years old, offering support groups in each county, as well as a befriending service called the Harvest Project.

Keep up to date with the latest Harvest Project news on Facebook or read more about the project on the webpage. The project has a big impact, reaching out to adults with Down’s syndrome who may have been isolated.

The Harvest Project also offers support to parents who are getting older and need some time for themselves.

We also work with hospitals, schools, nurseries and in a range of community settings offering training in all aspects of Down’s syndrome, from birth to older age. We provide a New Parents Day for all new parents in Northern Ireland each year.  This involves counselling, physiotherapy, speech and language and Makaton training.

What's New

  • Educating our children: are things slipping?

    By Carol Boys, Chief Executive As the start of our 50th anniversary grows ever closer, I have been spending quite a bit of time in the las…

  • 21-Hour Footy Fundraiser Raises £10,000

    Rob Hardiman, whose Uncle Shaun has Down's syndrome, organised a 21-hour football tournament at St George’s Park (home of the FA) on 28 of September 2019 to raise money for the Down's Syndrome…

  • Let’s Talk About Relationships and Sex

    The Information and Training Team have spent much of the last year developing a new eight week training course package for adults with Down’s syndrome cove…