• Down Syndrome Extra 21

  • Down Syndrome Extra 21

  • Down Syndrome Extra 21

  • Down Syndrome Extra 21

  • Down Syndrome Extra 21

  • Down Syndrome Extra 21

  • Down Syndrome Extra 21

  • Down Syndrome Extra 21

  • Down Syndrome Extra 21

  • Down Syndrome Extra 21

  • What we do

    DS Extra 21 provides support & information about Down's syndrome in the Essex area.

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  • Our members

    Our members have a fantastically wide range of interests & activities - we're constantly amazed by what they achieve!

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  • How to help

    Would you be interested in helping or supporting our group somehow? We'd love to hear from you, no matter how little time you can offer - and there's no obligation!

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  • Our aims

    We offer support to people with Down syndrome and their families, promote equal opportunities, promote public awareness, encourage local support groups, and provide information.

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  • Our events

    We organise many events throughout the year: conferences, workshops, fun days, fundraising events, sports events, social & arts events.

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  • Who we are

    We consist of parents, carers and people with Down syndrome. Our friendly group is run by an elected committee of volunteers.

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  • What we do

    We run information days for professionals, parents, carers & people with Down syndrome. We supply information packs to hospitals, GPs, new parents & schools.

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  • ...and we also

    ...visit local schools, hospitals & education authorities. We provide newsletters & we organise social events to encourage families to meet up & share ideas.

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  • Membership

    Membership is not restricted to people associated with Down syndrome - anybody is welcome to join. Members receive newsletters, information & advice, and reduced admission to events.

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  • Our fundraising

    There are lots of things you can do to help raise money for the group. Find out about our fundraising and some typical events & ideas.

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Latest Newsletter

Issue-27-Spring-14

Issue 27 / Spring 2014

Extra 21 hits Blackpool; Billy James raising £700 in sponsorship; Dates for your diary;…

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OUR LATEST NEWS

  • DHG Date posted: January 24, 2015

    Down’s Heart Group Conference and Family Fun Weekend

    The Down’s Heart group would like to invite our members to our bi-annual conference and family weekend taking place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May 2015 at Combe House Hotel, Holford, Bridgwater, Somerset.

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  • Dateforthediary Date posted: January 24, 2015

    Upcoming Events

    We have been busy planning our events for the next few months so to keep you all aware of what’s been planned so far please read on.

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  • speech 2 Date posted: December 19, 2014

    Group Speech & Language Therapy workshops

    Upwards with Downs are currently in discussion with West Essex Speech & Language Therapy services & they are keen to work with Upwards with Downs to help set up term time weekly group speech & language therapy workshops for people of all ages with Down Syndrome as well as a feeding workshop for babies or young children.

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