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The latest updates from DS Extra21

The Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA) maintains a photo library to promote positive images of people with Down’s Syndrome. This library contains images of people at every stage of life and includes themes such as education, work, leisure and relationships. These […]

The Children and Families Bill received it’s second reading in the House of Lords on Tuesday the 2nd July. The DSA continues to have concerns about the implications of the Bill for children and young people with Down’s Syndrome. Please […]

Are you interested in a local get together at a soft play area in Colchester where kids can play and parents can relax? Stacey has taken time to find a location for such a gethering so if you would like […]

Music Net East are holding an information day at Zinc Arts on Tuesday 9th July between 12 – 2pm Music Net has been set up to promote ‘Using music making to promote positive personal and social outcomes for children and […]

We were delighted to receive the following article from Marc Downing  whose son Sam (19) has been working with him at his Photographic studio. This should be an inspiration to everyone of just how talented all of our children can […]

After the success of our day at Barleylands Farm Centre last year we have decided to hold our AGM there again this year. Lunch will be provided for all our members and there will be a chance to visit the […]


After ayear break for the Olympics and following the success of the 2011 event the Essex Police  4 x 4 fun day is back.  This year’s event is planned for Thursday  29th August. We are a small group of Essex […]

Paradise Wildlife Park have kindly offered all our members special rates of £8 per person. Entry prices have been heavily reduced for us and are not limited to just one visit so you can enjoy the full variety of this […]

Big Sing group on the back of their success have now formed a group for anybody with Learning difficulties called Big Sing Unite. Big Sing was first birthed in Witham and shortly thereafter in Maldon by Howard and Gemma Frances […]