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


Information day for Parents and Carers

Unfortunately due to a very poor response to this event it has had to be cancelled which we hate to do but it would not be worth running without enough people attending.  This is a real shame as the topics are very important issues which we all need to know about. Apologies to those of you that had wanted to attend but to prevent wasting money and time of those taking part we have had to make this decision.

We have arranged for an Information day to be held on Saturday 5th April 2014 to be held at Melbourne Park Primary and Nursery School, Chelmsford.

Topics to be covered include Statementing by the DSA’s own Leslie Black, and the Mental Capacity Act, all undergoing current changes.

Maxine Holland will also be running a little signers club. This includes the use of Makaton stories and Rhymes.. There will be a  creche on hand for the younger children.

More details will be available in due course but please put this date in your diary as we do not want to cancel this due to lack of support. These are very important issues for everyone and the guest speakers are very knowledgeable in these areas and their experience could prove invaluable for the future.

To register your interest or for any other info on this day please email Deidre



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.