Regional Down's Syndrome Groups in the UK
If you are looking to meet families locally, see if there is a group near to you.
21 PlusGroup of families from the Monmouthshire, Forest of Dean and surrounding area.
21 TogetherWorking in partnership with Kent Wide Down Syndrome Group, we aim to provide a full support network for the families within the Down’s syndrome community in Kent.
Bedfordshire Down's Syndrome Support Group (B.D.S.S.G.)A parent run charity who support other parents by sharing information and creating opportunities for families to socialise and learn together. They support their children by arranging specific activities and by working with other agencies to increase awareness of Down's Syndrome and improve the opportunites available to people with the condition.
Bristol Area Down's Syndrome SupportWe are an active parent led support group with around 150 members. Our aim is to enhance the lives of people with Down's Syndrome, their families and care givers in Bristol, Bath and surrounding area.
Down Syndrome Extra 21Providing support for and information on Down's syndrome in the Greater London and Essex area.
Down Syndrome LiverpoolD.S.L. aims to support parents, carers and families who are affected by Down Syndrome and seeks to enhance the lives of people with Down Syndrome who live in the City of Liverpool and surrounding area.
Down Syndrome Training & Support Service Ltd - formerly Down Syndrome Support Group BradfordThe Down Syndrome Training & Support Service is a registered charity run by and for parents and carers of children who have Down syndrome. Our services are based at The Pamela Sunter Centre in Thackley, Bradford and are currently funded by Pamela's legacy.
Down's Syndrome DerbyDown's Syndrome Derby aims to improve the quality of life for everyone with Down's syndrome.
Down's Syndrome LondonThe Down's Syndrome Association London Branch was formed in June 2000 to try to meet the needs of a number of young children with Down's Syndrome and their families.
Down's Syndrome NorfolkDSN supports the Down's Syndrome Association (DSA) in their ambition to enable people with Down's Syndrome to lead a life of their OWN CHOOSING.
Down’s Syndrome OxfordDown’s Syndrome Oxford is organized and funded by parents and supporters to provide information, help and activities for children with Down’s Syndrome and their families in the Oxfordshire area.
East Lancashire Down's Syndrome Support Group.Aims include providing to support to each other, sharing knowledge and experience and group activities and friendships for the children.
Lancashire Down's Syndrome Support GroupWe are a registered charity run by volunteer parents of children with Down's syndrome. We try to help and support other parents and adults with Down's syndrome across the county.
Leicestershire Down's Syndrome GroupThe Leicester Group was founded by a small group of mothers who met during the early days of their children's lives, to give each other the support, that was unavailable elsewhere. From there the group has grown to provide a large support and advice network to many families right across Leicestershire.
P.R.O.U.D. - Parents, Relatives & Other Understanding Down'sP.R.O.U.D. is a parent led support group based in Walsall.
PSDS - Providing Support for Children with Down Syndrome and their familiesPSDS is a voluntary group in Surrey whose principal goal is to provide support for children with Down Syndrome and their families, for new and existing parents.
South Bucks Down's Syndrome GroupWe are a local group of parents of a child or adult with Down's syndrome
South Manchester Down's Syndrome Support GroupThe South Manchester Down's Syndrome Support Group is a parent-led support group. We aim to support families and carers and all those with an interest in Down's Syndrome in south Manchester and the surrounding area.
Stepping Stones Down Syndrome Support GroupOur group is run by parents, for parents and carers of children with Down syndrome in North Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey. If you are able to travel to our group then you are welcome to attend.
SUNDOWNS - Supporting, Understanding Needs of Down's SyndromeWhilst we operate from the Wirral on Merseyside and only provide services within the Wirral and South Wirral area, we have subscribing members from all over the U.K.
Swindon Down's Syndrome GroupWe aim to support people with Down's Syndrome, their families and carers and all those with an interest in Down's Syndrome in Swindon and the surrounding area.
The Education Centre for children with Down syndromeWe run an Early Development Group for pre-school children and their parents, weekly during term-time (36 weeks per year). In September 2006 we launched a new School-Age Group for 4-11 year old children. These sessions are run in Darlington, but we also take children from surrounding areas including the rest of County Durham, Tyne & Wear, Cleveland and North Yorkshire.
The UPS of DownsSupport for families in the Warrington area of Cheshire.
Ups and Downs SouthwestUps and Downs Southwest is a parent led charity, based in Somerset, seeking to support and enable children and young people with Down Syndrome to enjoy happy, healthy, fulfilling lives in which they are able to reach their full potential.
Up on DownsWe welcome parent and professional members from all over Hertfordshire and the adjoining towns. We are able to offer one to one support for new parents, family meetings with children's activities, outings to farms, theme parks and places of interest, and workshops and education days. We also run an early development group and specialised speech therapy classes and we distribute regular newsletters and events listings.
UpsideOfDownsA Support Group for Parents & Carers of children and Adults with Down’s syndrome in London.
Wakefield and District Down's Syndrome Support GroupOur group was formed in 2000 and is run by parents/carers of people with Down’s Syndrome. The aim of the group is to provide a support network, information and fun activities for people with Down’s Syndrome, their families and friends.
West Pennine Down's Syndrome Support GroupThe West Pennine Down's Syndrome Support Group is an established parent led Down's Syndrome Support Group. We aim to offer families with a child with Down's Syndrome the opportunity to meet, to offer each other mutual help and support and to share with one another useful information and advice.
To make it easier to navigate, links have been broken down into categories. Please click a category to view the appropriate links.
- National Down's Syndrome Organisations in the UK
Although UK specific, these sites contain lots of information that will be helpful for anyone.
- Regional Down's Syndrome Groups in the UK
If you are looking to meet families locally, see if there is a group near to you.
- Medical Organisations in the UK
Sadly there are several medical problems associated with Down's Syndrome, these links are for UK sites that provide information on some of the most common ones.
- Medical Organisations worldwide
Other sites from around the world dealing with the most common medical problems associated with Down's Syndrome. Whilst the conditions are the same, treatments and resources may vary depending on where you are.
- Other Support Organisations in the UK
There are several UK organisations which offer more general services relating to disability which can be very useful to individuals, families and carers.
- Other useful UK websites
This section includes links to UK sites which provide specific services for people with disabilities, such as housing advice and equipment adaptations.
- Down's Syndrome Umbrella Organisations
Links to the International and European umbrella organisations for Down's Syndrome.
- Mosaic Down's Syndrome Organisations
Links to Organisations dealing specifically with Mosaic Down's Syndrome.
- European Down's Syndrome Organisations
Links to Down's Syndrome organisations in different European countries.(apart from Spain which is listed seperately)
- Spanish Down's Syndrome Organisations
Links to Down's Syndrome organisations in Spain
- Australian Down's Syndrome Organisations
Australia has many Down's Syndrome groups which we have listed here.
- Canadian Down's Syndrome Organisations
Canada also has many groups nationally and locally that we have listed here.
- United States Down's Syndrome Organisations
In the USA there are many Down's Syndrome groups, both national and local organisations are listed here.
- Organisations in the Rest of The World
Links to Organisations in all other countries dealing specifically with Down's Syndrome.
- Educational sources for Down's Syndrome
Links focusing on education for people with Down's Syndrome, specifically speech and language development and numeracy.
- Personal sites for people with Down's Syndrome and businesses run my people with Down's Syndrome.
Not everyone with Down's Syndrome can be a high achiever, but take a look at these sites and see what is possible!
- Other Down's Syndrome related sites that may be of interest
This includes sites to do with dance, swimming and theatre as well as some relating to John Langdon Down.
- Other sites that may be of interest
This includes sites providing services that may be useful such as childcare for special needs children, adapted play equipment and accomodation.
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