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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Welcome to our new website – we hope you like it – please take a moment to look around and then let us know what you think.

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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Did you know we collect used Tassimo discs and recycle them to raise funds for SSDS. In the last 3 months we have raised a staggering £1000! A massive thank you to our chief womble, Madame Cholet and her ever growing team, particularly Lady D Womble. Also thanks to our collection points (Gemini Hair Salon, Fleet; Satin Hair Design, Church Crookham) and especially The Pinewood Centre, Wokingham, who host our hub.
If you drink Tassimo don't bin that pod, bag it and drop it!
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#Fleet Day Nursery held a summer fete earlier this month. The children took part in various activities such as lucky dip, hook a duck, a treasure hunt and plant pot decorating. They were very lucky an...

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Well done to Charlotte H, Charlotte B, Nicole, Peter and Isla who danced in front of judges and the Mayor at the Farnham In Bloom Festival yesterday!

They are all regular attendees of our SSDS Secondary Dance Activity, provided by Stopgap Dance Company, an inclusive dance company based in Farnham, who we are very lucky to work with.

Six different dance groups put together a piece about the environment and how plants keep us healthy as part of Farnham in Bloom. The performance was arranged by Stopgap and their sister organisation The Dance Movement.

Fantastic effort, everyone!
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