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 are delighted to announce that Stepping Stones DS is taking over the Acorn Centre, at Church Crookham Junior School.  The centre will provide a permanent home for our Therapy Groups and Stay and Play sessions.

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


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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A huge thank you to Tempcover Ltd for their recent donation of £2900. Customers buying a policy online are invited to round up their purchase to the nearest pound with the proceeds going to SSDS.

This is a fantastic initiative and we are so appreciative of the support from Tempcover Ltd and their customers who choose to donate.

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This fantastic photo is from last week's Stay and Play where we were joined by Fleet Morris who presented us with a cheque and provided some entertainment for the babies and toddlers.

Our Chair, Sarah Sutton said: "We were delighted to welcome Fleet Morris to our monthly Stay and Play session at the Acorn Centre to present us with a cheque for £276 that they have raised. We have decided that this should go towards running our new music therapy sessions which are targeted towards our members with additional and complex needs. The money raised will cover the cost of 5 sessions. We are incredibly grateful to Fleet Morris for their support, Stepping Stones DS is entirely volunteer led and self funded so every penny really does make a different to our members and their families."
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