Dr Rebecca Stores of the University of Portsmouth is beginning a new research study on sleep in adults with Down’s syndrome. To take part in the research their are two surveys, one for adults with Down's syndrome and one for family carers of adults with Down's syndrome.
Find out more and get the survey links here - [ Bit.ly Link ]

Research call: Sleep problems in adults with Down’s syndrome | Down's Syndrome Association

We would like to hear from you if you go to or went to a residential college or school, or if your child attended a residential school or college [ Bit.ly Link ]

Are you at a residential college or school? Did you go to a residential college or school? | Down's Syndrome Association

Our #LotsOfSocks socks have arrived and we've been shipping out your orders! If you've not ordered your pair(s) yet, World Down Syndrome Day is only a month away so don't miss out!! [ Bit.ly Link ]

Lots of Socks’ socks 2017 | Down's Syndrome Association

Wheels for Wellbeing want to gather the views and experiences of disabled cyclists. Find out more about their survey here - [ Bit.ly Link ]

Take part in inclusive cycling survey. Let disabled cyclists be heard.

Our Awareness Week pack is now on our website!
You can download the whole pack or just one or two documents. You can also request a hard-copy, of course.
Find out more here [ Bit.ly Link ] #MyVoiceMyCommunity

Awareness Week 2017 | Down's Syndrome Association

Good luck with the training Keith #GreatNorthRun ...and thank you so much for your support.
"I'm not your typical "runner" but I am pretty determined..."

Read Keith's story

Last year Simon Berry's campaign lead to a significant change in the way people can access the Special Facial Characteristics Voucher (worth £64.20). It can now be claimed from high street opticians. Read more about the changes here - [ Bit.ly Link ]

Down’s syndrome campaigner sparks change in eye support | Down's Syndrome Association

The Our Voice Our Choice South West group were preparing for Awareness Week and World Down Syndrome Day at their last meeting.
Find out more about their plans here - [ Bit.ly Link ]
Many thanks to Tracy and The Odyssey Cinema, St Albans​. Tracy is hosting a fundraising screening of My Feral Heart​ on 5 March at 8pm with support from The Odyssey and though tickets are selling well there are still some seats available. Find all the details on the Facebook page below [ Bit.ly Link ]

Fundraising Screening of My Feral Heart

EVENT - facebook.com
Getting comfortable, well fitting spectacle frames can be tricky. Optometrist Simon Berry explains & shares some tips - [ Bit.ly Link ] #Vision

Frame Fitting | Down's Syndrome Association

Local support group Psds - providing support for children with Down syndrome and their families​ are in the finals of the Charity Film Awards​.
They created a great film last year called This is Me to celebrate their 10th anniversary and celebrate their children's achievements.
They need your votes!
Click here to watch the film, register and cast your vote
[ Charityfilmawards.com Link ]

PSDS - Providing Support for children with Down Syndrome | The Charity Film Awards

Some useful tips from What? Why? Children in Hospital for parents preparing their children for going to the doctors, dentist, opticians or hospital - [ Bit.ly Link ]

How do I prepare my child with a learning disability for using healthcare services?

Our Awareness Week pack is now on our website!
You can download the whole pack or just one or two documents. You can also request a hard-copy, of course.
Find out more here [ Bit.ly Link ] #MyVoiceMyCommunity
A new service that adults with Down's syndrome in the Bristol area might be interested in looking into. Find out more on their website [ Bit.ly Link ]

Taster Programme – now £5 a session

Don't know your ESA from your PIP? Confused by the range of benefits and tax credits? This course, for support workers and social workers, may be helpful - [ Bit.ly Link ]

Book your place on our Benefits Overview Course | Disability Rights UK

The Down2Earth group had a busy meeting this month, thinking about topics for future meetings, but also thinking about what they are proud of.
Read all about it here - [ Bit.ly Link ]

Down2Earth group – celebrating what makes us proud | Down's Syndrome Association

Thank you so much Andy! Looking forward to hearing how it went :-) #Jump21

Read Andrew's story

Kate's got some ideas for half-term! [ Bit.ly Link ]
We'd love to hear about what you've been up to, or have planned :-)

Kate’s half-term blog | Down's Syndrome Association

It's lovely to hear about the Yorkshire & Humber Regional #WorkFit conference that Wakefield & District Down's Syndrome Support Group hosted with us - [ Bit.ly Link ]

WorkFit Yorkshire & Humber Regional Conference | WorkFit