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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On Saturday afternoon we held our annual Christmas party at The Mad House Reading. 33 families attended, including around 70 children (both members and siblings). The children all enjoyed the soft play, and especially a visit from Santa.

We would like to thank Waitrose in Farnham, Guildford and Godalming for their generous donation of advent calendars for the children.

A big thank you to Allan Robinson and Mark East for bringing Father Christmas, and his trusty Elf to the party.

And thank you again to The Mad House Reading for hosting the party.

Let the festive season begin!
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A few weeks ago you may recall we shared the Children in Need video of some of our members in a dance class run by Stopgap Dance Company. Below are some photos of our own SSDS dance group with Stopgap Dance Company preparing for a winter dance performance.

If you are interested in popping along to watch the performance at the Farnham Maltings on the 11th December, see the details below in the original post.

We hope to see you there!
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Introducing another of our wonderful youth dance groups ‘Stepping Stones’ based in Farnham. Choreographer and teacher Nicky Norton says the Winter dance piece is “Lively, fun and with a little...

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Over the last six months we have been asking you to vote for us in the Co-op Local Community Fund. Co-op donate 1% of their sales to benefit local charities and we were thrilled to be chosen as one of three in the last round.

Delighted to share that due to your support, we received a cheque on Saturday morning for £5490.88 from Co-op in Fleet.

Thank you to everyone who voted, to the members who attended the cheque presentation and a big thank you to Co-op for this generous donation which will be used to fund our popular preschool therapy groups.
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On Monday evening we held our AGM at our office at Sentinel House, Fleet.

Below is a link to our Annual Report. We hope you enjoy reading it and finding out more about the incredible year we have had.

If you would like to discuss supporting SSDS in any way, please get in touch.

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