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?
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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 2015

"World Down Syndrome Day 2015 The new international campaign led by CoorDown and Saatchi &Saatchi focuses on the notion of autonomous living for people with Down Syndrome, including independence of moving into your own house. This is a common dream among couples. Even people with Down Syndrome have the same desire. They have the right to a romantic relationship, to conduct an independent life and to build a family. Same opportunities and same choice range.

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.