Down Syndrome Development Trust

Welcome to the Down Syndrome Development Trust. Our aims are to provide families, individuals and professionals resources and opportunities to access skilled educators.

About DSDT

Actor Sarah Gordy becomes Charity Patron

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Sarah Gordy a passionate and experienced actor with Down Syndrome, has been a professional actor for over ten years.
During this time Sarah has gained an impressive portfolio of work, including her recent acting role was in BBC 1′s prime time drama Call The Midwife. Read more here.


DSDT offer a range of consultancy services nationwide for families, schools and support groups. Read more.


Interested in opportunities for people with DS, their families and more?
Read on...

Off to Work
Off to Work is a new service which plans to support people living with Down Syndrome into the workplace.
Read more here.

World Down Syndrome Awareness Day 2014

"World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. Each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder. But there is still so much more we can do."
Watch the video above and find out more about World Down Syndrome Day here.

Support Groups

Find support groups to suit you or your child's needs wherever you are in the UK here: Down Syndrome Support Groups.


We Need You!

We need your support as there are many people living with Down Syndrome and so few resources supporting them. Our work depends on the free giving of families, friends, companies and charitable foundations. You can raise funds in many ways and those funds are vital to our work. Read more about Fundraising Ideas.


A range of research articles and information can be found here.