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

Education Healthcare Plan Support Service 2017

For Down syndrome specific support and advice on EHCP please contact DSDT:
Tel: +44 (0)7897 373839
Or email us here.

DSDT Reading Intervention Available Now

The reading intervention itself is based on the proven sight reading techniques used by renowned organisations such as DSE in the UK and the Institute of Human Potential in the US. Follow the link to read about other elements covered. Read more here. Sponsored by STL Design solutions


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

Nutrition Hub Workshops Great Results!

The 8 month series of workshops on improving nutrition for children with Down syndrome, proved a great success. Parents reported significant improvements in a number of areas of their child's wellbeing, with small changes to diet.

Coming Soon in 2017 - 2018

The HEALTH TOOLKIT for supporting children with DS.
The kit will provide advice and guidance to help to chart and improve your child's diet to optimise their health and learning.

You can read Dr Ese Stacey Biography 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.