Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Down's Syndrome Association (DSA)

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Type of service:
National Organisation
Address:
Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park, Richmond, London TW11 9PS
Telephone number:
03331212300
Service description:
The Down's Syndrome Association is a British charity which describes itself as being the only organisation in the UK that focuses solely on all aspects of living successfully with Down's syndrome.

Its headquarters are at the Langdon Down Centre, which was originally built as a private hospital by John Langdon Down, the first physician to describe Down syndrome. The centre features the Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability and the Normansfield Theatre.

Services:

Information
o Runs a helpline
o Provides information about all aspects of living with Down's syndrome, including specialist advice on benefits, education, health and social care
o Advises new parents or anyone with questions
o Promotes and facilitates information exchange between members of various groups
o Advises on employment for people with Down's syndrome

Fundraising
Raises money for the association through events, sponsorship and trusts

Communications
o Gives key messages to the media, public and professionals
o Influences policy making
o Responsible for external publications

Training
Runs courses throughout the UK for members, professionals, and carers

Membership
Administers new members, existing members and affiliated groups
Cost:
Free
Age range:
0 - 99 years
Opening hours:
Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Eligibility criteria:
  • Open to everyone
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
Last updated on:
03/10/2017

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