Welcome to the Down Syndrome Development Trust (DSDT)

Our service offer includes support to individuals and their families via research based training workshops, outreach, educational enrichment and social groups for children and young people living with Down syndrome.

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Education Healthcare Plan Support Service

For Down syndrome specific support and advice on EHCP please contact DSDT:
Tel: 01323 893323
Or email us here.

DSDT Reading Intervention

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. You can support your child at home with our Flashcards and Sentence strips, read more here. Or read about our consultation service here.



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

Girl being Sweet!

Nutrition Hub Workshops for Parents

Workshops on Nutrition for children with Down Syndrome, by Dr Ese Stacey of the Hannah Trust.
Trisomy 21 and antioxidants
Parents comments:
"The workshop was very informative but informal so felt very welcomed with my 19mth old. "
"Content was extremely useful and exceeded expectations."

Additional topics to be announced soon. Email us to be added to the list for the next workshop.
Further info: 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.

New Sensory & Motor Sessions coming Jan 2020

Sensory Squad and motor skills sessions We are pleased to announce we have teamed up with Live & love it OT services. Small group sessions for children of all ages will commence on a weekly basis from end of January 2020

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EHCP Survey 2019, Positive Feedback

Information I received made me aware of my and my son's rights and built my confidence. Resources I received were very helpful and supported what I wanted for my child....Feelings of stress or anxiety decreased, problem solving skills increased, self confidence increased.

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Summer Camp 2019

What an amazing Summer Camp we had! A massive thanks to all the staff and children who came and made it all possible. We really hope you all had as much fun as we did. Looking forward to the next one already...

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