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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Thank you to Elvetham Heath Day Nursery for their fantastic recent donation of £500. Here they are presenting our Chair Sarah Sutton with a cheque.

We really appreciate the support!
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A big thank you to Blue Sky Intermodal (UK) Ltd for their recent donation of £500 towards horse riding lessons. This is one of our most popular activities, and has huge benefits to our children. Each session costs £20 per child, and each child has the opportunity to ride once per month, during term time.

Here are some recent photos of Ben, Luke, and Amy enjoying their riding lessons. Thank you for supporting them to continue to access this amazing activity!
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We would like to say a big thank you to M&S Fleet for their recent generous donation of £600.

We rely on donations and fundraising to provide our services, and we really appreciate the support.
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Today we welcomed our 140th member to SSDS!

From what began as a small coffee morning we have grown into an active charity supporting 140 local families.

We look forward to growing and evolving as we continue to support children and young people with Down Syndrome and their families. Thank you for supporting us.
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TRAINING: PROMOTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME (BIRTH TO SCHOOL AGE): LETS Go! are delivering a training course on behalf of Stepping Stones DS on Friday 13th Octo...

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A huge thank you to Ali Futcher and to everyone who recycles for SSDS. You have helped raise more than £1370 since April, which is phenomenal!

If you would like more details on our recycling scheme and how you can help, you can follow SSDS Wombles or send us a message.
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Well... £1,370 + already raised through recycling since April! Let's see if we can reach £1,500 by the end of October shall we? Please keep saving and passing on your: - Tassimo coffee discs (and ...

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