DOWN'S
SYNDROME
LONDON

(Formerly the Down's Syndrome Association London Branch,
Affiliation to the Down's Syndrome Association applied for).

 

 

 

 

New parents page

New Parents HELP LINE info

STUDENTS AND RESEARCHERS PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE PRIMARILY A SUPPORT SERVICE FOR PARENTS IN LONDON, SO PLEASE FOLLOW OUR "LINKS TO OTHER DOWN'S SYNDROME SITES AND INFORMATION" BELOW FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT DOWN'S SYNDROME

The 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. Along with most other DSA branches we have now become a separate entity as requested by the DSA in 2002. This will enable us to fundraise from sponsors who do not give to branches of national charities and handle our own financial affairs. If you are interested in helping us please contact us.

The postal address is; 6 Cranbourne Road, Muswell Hill, London N10 2BT

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Hall Award

The London Support Group just picked up a top award.
Richard Davis, and Victoria, collected the Kaye Hall Trust Award
on behalf of the Support Group for our work with
young people who have Down's syndrome.


What it's like to be a dad of
a child with Down's syndrome,
a film with Richard Davis, Hon Sec.
of Down's Syndrome London Support
for the NHS Direct web site,
shown during Awareness Week 2008

An interview with Iranian TV channel Monoto TV.
The first two minutes are in the Farsi language and
after that it is all in English.

DIGIT Dance and Social Group
A group for young people who have Down's syndrome Age 12+
We meet on Mondays 5.30 - 6.30pm in Muswell Hill, North London.
Dance and social group run by qualified therapist
If you would like to come and try this please contact us on 0208 815 0070 or by email


Victoria's Day
by Maria de Fatima Campos

"This is a beautifully presented little book which will be welcome on the shelves and coffee tables of homes and schools. A charming observation of a child who "just happens to have Down's syndrome".

A useful tool to aid inclusion and promote understanding".

Bob Black.
Down's Syndrome Association Education Officer



Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books
ISBN 978-1-84507-571-2

Available at Waterstones, with a donation facility to DownsEd Trust
http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/displayProductDetails.do?sku=5629030

Also available on Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1845075714/ref=pe_snp_714>



Victoria (centre) with Maria and headteacher Mrs. Witham at the book launch


A Photography exhibition was shown at Sir John Cass Dept of Art Media & Design, London during awareness week and also at the OXO Tower Gallery, South Bank, London.
Photographers include Richard & Fiona Bailey, Aviv Yaron & Fiona Field, Katye Brimacombe, Richard Davis and Maria de Fatima Campos

The exhibition is entitled "Shifting Perspectives" and shows work by seven London photographers whose children have Down's syndrome. This work offers alternative representations of both adults and children with Down's syndrome and challenges conventional attitudes and prejudices.

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Down's Syndrome Awareness Week
T
o mark this week photographer Maria de Fatima Campos has published a series
of pictures about her daughter Victoria and her first three years of life as a child who has DS
.

The web site is www.campos-davis.com/infoweek


If you would like to contact us please send an email to info@downs-syndrome-london.org.uk or call the Hon. Secretary: Richard Davis 020 8815 0070

The postal address is;
6 Cranbourne Road,
Muswell Hill,
London N10 2BT

Projects:
The Branch is building a database of facilities for people with Down's Syndrome that could be accessed on line.
We need IT experts who can help us with this.
We are also arranging for specialist Occupational Therapy to be available free at the point of service.
If you would like to help us with these projects and our general work of informing new parents about Down's syndrome you can make a donation now. Thank you.

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Other sites you should look at;

Links to other Down's Syndrome information

East London support group in Newham
www.upsideofdowns.org.uk
Your sponsorship link could be here
Contact us now
Health Alert, a new web site for medical questions

Health Alert
Whatever the question, and whatever your chosen field of medicine, if it's about learning disability then check out
www.intellectualdisability.info
This site is jointly managed by the Down's Syndrome Association and St. George's Medical School and is funded by the Department of Health and GUS Charitable Trust.

 

Founder members photo, 47k

Our first members: Left to right; Darrell, Nathan, Hannah, Jennifer, Sam, Victoria and Edward.

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