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 have recently updated our Training page with our Training Programme for the 2018/19 academic year.  We have a range of topics available and hope that there is something of interest for everyone, please see our Training page to see this online.

Our beautiful publication “Our Stories” is now available to read online. this publication is for members, for families, for professionals, and for anyone who ever wondered what life might be like with an extra chromosome, please see our New Parents page to see this online.

You can now sign up for our half termly newsletter using the form in the footer of our website

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.

Find out how you can help support us …

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3 days ago

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A huge Thank You to Amanda Glennon from Inclusive Teaching Matters for delivering Numicon and iPad workshops to Stepping Stones DS parents and school staff this week. The sessions were very well received with great feedback. We have limited spaces still available on next week's Literacy training being delivered by Inclusively Down - email training@steppingstonesds.co.uk to book.

£15 for members and £25 for non-members. Venue TBC but will be either in Fleet or Church Crookham.
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4 days ago

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Check out this fabulous video featuring one of our families - Darcey and Lola you are amazing advocates for Leo and Stepping Stones DS. Super signing too! Good luck with the cake sale! We look forward to hearing how you get on. ... See MoreSee Less

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6 days ago

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We are thrilled to announce that SSDS Dad David Love will be running the London Marathon for us in 2019!

David said:
I have many emotions that could describe my feelings about the challenge that lay ahead. I have never run a marathon before and April all of a sudden doesn't seem that far away! One thing is for sure, I will run each step recollecting when this amazing charity entered our lives and all the support that stepping stones ds provided, and continues to provide, not only for my family but to so many others...Running 26 miles is the least I could do - April can't come soon enough.

We will be sharing updates on David's progress as the marathon gets ever closer. Please help us to support him in this momentous event!

A huge thank you to all of the runners who applied, we loved reading your stories and wish you all the best for future events.
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Only two more days to sign up to run the #LondonMarathon for SSDS!

If you are up for the challenge sign up on the survey monkey link below and you could be our chosen runner!

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Would you like to run the London Marathon for Stepping Stones DS?

We have ONE charity ballot place available, and we would love you to run it for us!

Simply register your details on the survey below, and you could be our SSDS marathon runner on the 28 April 2019!

Please SHARE with your family and friends.

www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/N6JBKTS

Entries close on the 31st of October and our runner will be announced in the first week of November! We ask for a contribution of £50 toward the registration fee, and a fundraising target of £2000. For more details, click the survey link to register or email fundraising@steppingstonesds.co.uk
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2 weeks ago

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This is incredible! A massive thank you to Ali, all our collectors, drop off points and wombles!Today I was able to redeem a further £1,900.00 from recycling waste plastics over the past six months through Terracycle UK on behalf of Stepping Stones DS.

To date we have raised TEN THOUSAND AND SIXTY POUNDS from recycling other people's trash!! I'm so proud of this ❤❤❤
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Would you like to run the London marathon for SSDS?

Don’t forget we have one ballot place available! Sign up before the 31st of October and it could be yours.

#LondonMarathon

Stepping Stones DS
Would you like to run the London Marathon for Stepping Stones DS?

We have ONE charity ballot place available, and we would love you to run it for us!

Simply register your details on the survey below, and you could be our SSDS marathon runner on the 28 April 2019!

Please SHARE with your family and friends.

www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/N6JBKTS

Entries close on the 31st of October and our runner will be announced in the first week of November! We ask for a contribution of £50 toward the registration fee, and a fundraising target of £2000. For more details, click the survey link to register or email fundraising@steppingstonesds.co.uk
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1 month ago

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All hands on deck getting ready for our charity steam up tomorrow
Proceeds to Alexander divine and our chosen charity stepping stones in camberley
From 4pm bbq and tomboys plus all the fun of the steam engines
Come and support us
Plenty of free parking in the field at syngenta next door
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1 month ago

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Stepping Stones DS is looking for new trustees to join our team, to help run our charity and shape its future. We would welcome an approach from anyone who wants to volunteer their time and skills, If you would like to know more please see the job description on the following link (www.dropbox.com/s/pdf6lobvayise8a/Trustee%20Job%20Description.pdf?dl=0)

If you would like to have a chat about how you could support us please email enquiries@steppingstonesds.co.uk

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