Welcome to Stepping Stones DS

Supporting children and young people with Down Syndrome and their families, one step at a time

Stepping Stones DS supports children and young people with Down Syndrome in North Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey. The group provides a wide range of support, activities and services for members and their families. All activities are designed to build confidence and support our members in reaching their potential.

We put a high priority on empowerment and provide training for parents, teachers and other professionals to allow them to better support our members. Stepping Stones DS is an entirely volunteer led, self funding organisation. For information on how to join Stepping Stones DS please see our New Parents page

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We have recently updated our Training page with our Training Programme for the 2018/19 academic year.  We have a range of topics available and hope that there is something of interest for everyone, please see our Training page to see this online.

Our beautiful publication “Our Stories” is now available to read online. this publication is for members, for families, for professionals, and for anyone who ever wondered what life might be like with an extra chromosome, please see our New Parents page to see this online.

You can now sign up for our half termly newsletter using the form in the footer of our website

VOLUNTEER LED

Stepping Stones DS is a run by parents, for parents and carers of children and young people with Down Syndrome. We are an entirely volunteer led group and would love to hear from you if you would like to support us.

Find out how you can help support us …

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3 weeks ago

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Fantastic to see a packed room for our school starters training led by Becky Baxter and Sarah Holton from LETS Go UK. The day provides a wealth of information about supporting a child with Down Syndrome in the mainstream classroom including advice on numeracy, literacy, differentiation, language and communication. We’re delighted to see so many schools being proactive in supporting our members’ school experience. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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Last week our Chair, Sarah and trustee Josh, attended a cheque presentation at the Farnborough Masonic Centre along with 46 other local and national charities. We were delighted to be presented with a cheque for £200 by the Earl of Malmesbury Lodge. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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Our littlies had fun with bubbles at our monthly Stay and Play session this morning. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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Our amazing Kathleen Humberstone showing the world how to rock and extra chromosome!! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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TRAINING; An Introduction to Down Syndrome – Wednesday 26th June 2019 (09:30 -14:30) PLACES STILL AVAILABLE

This session will be a chance for staff who are new to working with a child with DS to forward plan for September and think about how the team around the child can all work together. The day will cover an introduction to the learning profile of children with Down syndrome as well as 4 in-depth workshops; Developing speech and language skills across the curriculum ; Developing literacy skills; Developing number skills; and differentiating the curriculum to meet the needs of children with Down syndrome. It is also a great refresher to those already supporting pupils with Down syndrome and for parents.

This is presented by Becky Baxter who delivers our mainstream school outreach service. Becky is a qualified speech and language therapist and is the founder of LETS Go UK who offer specialist services for children with Down syndrome.

This course is charged at £15 per person for members and £25 per person for professionals and non-members. Training will take place in the Fleet area, however the exact venue depends on the number of delegates attending and will be confirmed nearer the time. If you have not yet booked a place but would like attend, please email training@steppingstonesds.co.uk.

Please share this information with anyone who may be interested in coming along, places are not just restricted to members.
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