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Residential school trips and pupils who have Down’s syndrome

Sharon Smith's top tips on including pupils who have Down's syndrome when you plan a residential school trip. Every pupil in your school is entitled...

Two R’s for the non-verbal child

Why use the written word when my child can't talk? Johanna Aiyathurai on supporting language skills for young children with Down's syndrome. A good base...

What’s happening at Down’s Syndrome Scotland

Katy Lironi on how DSS has adapted its ABC services following the pandemic. Down's Syndrome Scotland has been delivering ABC (Achieving Better Communication) groups for...

Brother, do you love me? The cry for help that sparked...

When Manni Coe received a disconcerting text from his brother Reuben, who has Down’s syndrome, he decided to remove him from the care system....

Relationships start long before sex

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is a vital part of education for learners with SEND, argues Johanna Aiyathurai. For too long now it has been...

The Lone SENDCO: Questions and Answers For the Busy SENDCO

Gary Aubin is director of SEND for a multi academy trust, having worked as a SENDCO in mainstream primary and secondary schools, where he...

The future of Down’s Syndrome therapy is just around the corner

A new study shows promising results for the future of therapy for those with Down’s syndrome, writes Dr. Henry Mahncke. Results from a recent study...

How church helped my daughter during lockdown

Marcia Squire-Wood talks about the support her daughter Ruby has received from her church during the Covid-19 lockdown. Lockdown started for Ruby on March 17th...

Learning from Lucy

Bringing up a daughter with learning disabilities has been the ultimate lesson in life, writes mum Samantha Bowen I wasn’t present at the time of my...

Becoming school-ready

Stuart Mills outlines the types of support children with Down's syndrome need in the transition from Reception to Year 1

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When things go wrong at work

It's not easy being an autistic employee. Debby Elley and Maura Campbell know. Okay, so you've made a mistake. Or something hasn't gone your way...

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