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Providing support & information about Downs Syndrome in the Essex & North East London area


Help for those with Hypotonia

We have received the following information from a Lady whose own son battled with Hypotonia and so she took it upon herself to come up with a solution, the Happy Strap.

‘When Jens was a baby he battled with hypotonia which made it very difficult to reach the usual childhood developmental milestones. To counter this hypotonic problem I developed a device which is now know as the Happy Strap to counter the negative impact of hypotonia in infants.’

‘The Happy Strap is  a great product for infants with low tone – which occurs in almost all children with Trisomy 21.’

‘The Happy Strap is of huge benefit to hypotonic kids as well as for their therapists as it equivalent to “another pair of hands” when working with children.’

For more details on this product vist the following link


More News & Media

Considering recent developments and guidelines provided by the Government, to protect our Members we have decided to suspend the charities programme for the time being.

DSE21 are pleased to hear about a group that has recently started in the Colchester area for families with young children.

On the 6th April 2019 DSE21 held an bike riding session at Just Ride Southend. Just Ride are a charity who specialise in inclusive bike riding using a running track to give people with disabilities the opportunity to experience bike riding in a safe and secure environment.

Event Video

A big thank you to Ruby Tibbs and her friends Maisie Harrison and Katie Johnson who ran a second hand handbag stall at the Rise Park fun day to celebrate its 80th anniversary.