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The latest updates from DS Extra21

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 […]


This 40-minute documentary could be of interest to anyone who has, or knows someone who has, Down Syndrome. Four Special Lives tells the stories of four people who, in the 1960s, were among the first primary school age children in […]

Essex Outdoors are having another Mersea Island Festival from Sunday 17th August until Friday 22nd August, and a weekend camp from Friday 22nd August – Monday 25th Aug. The festival brings together young people with or without a physical or […]

Essex Outdoors centres are running  activity days for disabled children and their families throughout the coming year around the county. Activities such as Archery, Canoeing, Aerial runway Caving, Climbing, High Ropes, Sailing, Quad Bikes and much more… All the activities […]

InterAct and FACE are holding FREE workshops to enable families to plan for the future of their children and young people. This is in preparation for the move to Personal Centred budgets (or Individual Budgets) which is happening shortly. It […]

We are organising a closed session at the Krazy Kidz Cafe on Sunday March 2nd between 3pm and 5pm. While the kids are enjoying themselves in the play areas the cafe is open for parents to meet and chat knowing […]


Well Xmas is nearly here and for the families of our members Santa arrived early at Shenfield Parish Hall today. Over 120 of our members arrived for 3 hours of food, fun, games and presents to get this years xmas […]

On Monday 28th of October 2013, 12 families, consisting of 39 members of Extra 21 embarked on a fun filled week in Blackpool. Monday was spent travelling on a luxury Shearings coach & we arrived early evening at the Brittania […]