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.

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VOLUNTEER LED

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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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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We would like to say a massive thank you to Shuffle Tunes whose concert on Saturday night raised a massive £1500! This fantastic amount will cover the cost of three children attending our preschool therapy group, supporting the development of all areas of speech, language and communication, for an entire year. So Sophie would like to say "Thank You"...... ... See MoreSee Less

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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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