• 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

  • 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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  • I'M_IN_Event_Poster_Festival(1) Date posted: November 17, 2014

    Festival of Disability Trampolining & Gymnastics

    This is a FREE come-and-try trampolining and gymnastics event for anyone with a disability aged 11yrs + and their siblings on Saturday 29th Nov between 3-6pm
    Recoil Trampoline Club are the British Gymnastics Disability Hub Club for the eastern region.  

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  • New Picture (10) Date posted: October 09, 2014

    Free conference for Carers of Adults with Dementia

    The DSA is pleased to offer, free of charge , a conference to carers Supporting adults with Down’s syndrome who have received a diagnosis of Dementia.

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