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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If you shop on Amazon then Stepping Stones DS is now registered with Amazon Smile, so every time you checkout you could be helping us support our members and their families, and it won’t cost you a penny, see our Donate to Stepping Stones page for more details.

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.

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Finally, we come to our last video for Down Syndrome Awareness Week.

All of our members with Down Syndrome are individuals, with different abilities, different characters and different experiences, but it is clear from our survey that each and every one brings something unique to our community.

Please SHARE our final video.

Thank you all for taking the time to watch, like, comment and share. We hope you have enjoyed spending DS Awareness Week with us!

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Here is our Day 5 video celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness Week and what our members with DS bring to our community.

Please enjoy and SHARE!

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What an amazing day we had yesterday for World Down Syndrome Day! We think this may have been the biggest, brightest one yet. Thank you to everyone who got involved, from wearing your most colourful socks, to sharing the many inspirational messages across social media.

DS Awareness Week continues and we are delighted to share our Day 4 video with you today.


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It's World Down Syndrome Day 2018 and Day 3 of DS Awareness Week!

Whether you are wearing odd socks, lots of socks, three socks or no socks, we hope you will join us in celebrating our DS community.

Here's our next video of #WhatIBringToMyCommunity.

Enjoy and don't forget to LIKE and SHARE!

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Welcome to Day 2 of Down Syndrome Awareness Week!

Thank you so much for liking and sharing our Day 1 video yesterday. We are delighted to be spreading such positivity about our members with DS and what they bring to our local community.

Please keep sharing!

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Welcome to Down Syndrome Awareness Week 2018!

The theme this year is What I Bring To My Community and we decided the best way to reflect this was to ask our community their views! We released a survey aimed at family, friends, teachers, professionals and more.

We were blown away by the responses to the survey and would like to thank everyone who took part, whether or not your quote made it to the final video. We are delighted to be sharing one video a day for the next six days.

We hope you enjoy them. Please share and celebrate with us!

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Only a few more days until DS Awareness Week and World Down Syndrome Day.

Tonight we would like to share a short film especially for all of the grandparents out there. This film was made by the Cornwall DS Support group and we love it!

Thank you, Grandparents.

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