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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Here are two of our members enjoying their riding session earlier today at Horseology.

Horse riding has many benefits for children, including building fine and gross motor skills and core strength. Research even shows that equine therapy can help with speech and language!

For more information on the activities we offer our members, please visit our website:
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There's just five tables left for our Ladies Only Ball 2018 (sorry gents) - tickets are £29 including a 2 course meal, glass of fizz on arrival and dancing till you drop. We're pulling together some great prizes and we're going to have a great night raising £££ for Stepping Stones DS.
We love to have some of our amazing supporters join us.

You can book a table (for 10) by commenting below - if you want to come as a smaller group get in touch and we will see what we can do!T
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Ladies Only Ball 2018

March 2, 2018, 7:30pm - March 2, 2018, 7:00pm

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This afternoon more than 60 families joined us at Hexagon Reading for the pantomime Peter Pan featuring Justin Fletcher.

We had such a fantastic time! Four children from our member families managed to be special guests on stage, and Justin gave SSDS a shout out at the end.

The Panto is our most popular annual event and we are so lucky to be able to see Justin live each year. We hope all of our families had a wonderful time, and we look forward to next year!
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Happy New Year to you all!

We are now back from the Christmas break, and raring to go with our first Stay and Play of the year tomorrow.

We have lots of exciting plans for 2018 so stay tuned. It's going to be an amazing year!
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This morning we had our last activity session before the Christmas break - Music Therapy. This is one of our newest activities and it’s a popular one.

We are now closed for the holidays. We would like to wish all of our members, supporters and volunteers a happy and healthy holiday, and thank you for your support in 2017. It’s been a fantastic year.

See you in 2018!
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We would like to congratulate our secondary dance group who put on an incredible performance last Monday at the Stopgap Dance Company’s winter platform.

Well done everyone! We are so proud of you all.
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