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 embers 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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It is Sunday night and DS Awareness Week is officially over! We hope you have all enjoyed the stories we have posted this week.

We are delighted to share a sneak preview of the cover of Our Stories. We are so proud of this publication, which is filled with many different stories, perspectives, challenges and highlights. It is also bursting with beautiful photos of our families and children.

Thank you to all who contributed their story, and to everyone who has taken the time to read and comment this week.
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"It's wonderful when his little hand finds mine. I look down and find this incredible smile beaming up at me."

This is the beautiful story of Scott, as told by his Aunty Fiona.
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Just to remind all Stepping Stones members that this weekend we have the following activities taking place.

On Saturday morning we have our Dance Workshops for our Secondary aged members, then in the afternoon we have our Secondary Tennis activity. Then on Sunday we have a Horse Riding for Group 4 members.

Please see your emails for more details on any of these activities and please remember if you have any questions or need to get in touch about any of our activities please email activities@steppingstonesds.co.uk
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Please see below our latest newsletter published to coincide with Down Syndrome Awareness Week. ... See MoreSee Less

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It's Day 4 of DS Awareness Week and so far you have read about Isla, Sophie and Amy. We hope you are enjoying the preview!

Tonight we would like to share a story about an incredible young man, as told by his Mum.

This is Oliver's story, by Ann-Marie.
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For some parents, the first thing they think about when their baby is diagnosed with Down Syndrome, is how will it affect their other children?

Tonight's story is an example of what life may be like for some siblings of children with DS.

This is the story of Amy, as told by her sister Katie. We hope you love it as much as we do.
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Happy World Down Syndrome Day!

It is time for the next instalment from our Our Stories preview. Tonight we are delighted to share with you a story about one of our newest members. You may recognise her from our recent posts as both of her parents will shortly be running the London Marathon for SSDS!

This is Sophie's story.
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