New 2020 Remote Services

During the Covid-19 lockdown and social distancing we are supporting families nationwide with remote learning opportunities. See below for ukulele and sports sessions to sensory squad and help with your EHCP.

The Sensory Squad

Learn how to give your child sensory experiences at home to help support your child’s development. The Sensory Squad is put together by an Occupational Therapist (OT). Watch the introduction below and contact us for details of the next session.

Education, Health & Care Plan Support Service

EHCP support focuses on the syndrome specific learning style of children and young people with Down Syndrome. It can be tricky to navigate the application. Here our founder, Sen Smallwood, introduces our application consultation service.

Ukulele Sessions

For those of you who may be interested, this ukulele session was recorded for BBC Children in Need. We now have online sessions, that can be accessed from anywhere, please get in touch.
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World Down Syndrome Day 2019 – Down Syndrome Development Trust.

‘Music class makes me happy’. 🎵😊Anna attends music classes at the Down Syndrome Development Trust, a project funded by your donations, where she gets to experiment with instruments and make lots of new friends. BBC Sussex visited the project where sessions improve the social interaction skills, self-esteem and emotional wellbeing of children.

Posted by BBC Children in Need on Friday, 22 February 2019

Sportytime Fun

Fun movement and exercise for Down Syndrome people and their family and friends on Saturday mornings. We have two sessions;
under 8s and over 8s.

Sportytime Group 1

Our first Session is for our little folks, the under 8s at 14:30 – 15.00.

Sportytime Group 2

As usual our second Session is for our older kids, the over 8s, from 15:30 – 16.00.

Watch our intro video

At the moment we are offering these classes for free. But we do ask for people to give a donation to the DSDT where possible, if they want to.

Please email your interest here to get your invitation to join via Zoom.

Syndrome Specific Speech & Language Therapy

We are getting ready to host a series of online learning sessions to small groups of children.

We will be delivering best practice techniques in a fun and engaging manner to help your child/young person build on their vocabulary and literacy skills.

Watch Leela, one of our speech and language therapists, talk you through the benefits of Syndrome Specific Speech and Language Therapy.

All ages welcome

To find out more or to register your interest, please contact us at: