Raising awareness among professionals of the importance of retinoscopy in the diagnosis of keratoconus in young people with Down's syndrome...find out how you can help - [ Bit.ly Link ] #Vision
If you're in the Cardiff area and are free tomorrow (25 January) evening don't miss your chance to see My Feral Heart.
It is showing at Chapter in Cardiff & the showing will be followed by a post-screening panel discussion that includes Julian Hallett from our team in Wales.
Find out more and book your tickets here - [ Bit.ly Link ]

My Feral Heart + Panel discussion

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Our fabulous London Marathon #Team21 runners are hard at work fundraising as well as training!
If you're in the Guildford area you may want to join Paul and Virginia who will be hosting a Surrey Spice Supper Club evening on 24 February. Click here [ Bit.ly Link ] to find out more about this special event.

Supper Clubs

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It's good to hear about people who use adult social care services, as well as their carers, being listened to by their service provider.
Kate tells us about her experience - [ Bit.ly Link ]

‘Your Day Your Say’ Conference | Down's Syndrome Association

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The Down2Earth group was our first #HavingAVoice group and continues to meet each month to help the DSA and to have their say.
You can find out more about the #HavingAVoice project here - [ Bit.ly Link ] - including how to create a group in your area.

Welcome to Down2Earth

Down2Earth is a group of adults with Down's syndrome. They meet together every month to support the work of the DSA and have their say. Find out more: www.do...

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Resources and information for professionals and parents #TellItRight
Please help us to get it where it's needed [ Bit.ly Link ]
Find out more about what this year's Awareness Week will be all about here - [ Bit.ly Link ]

Awareness Week 2017 | Down's Syndrome Association

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On Wednesday, 25 January, Chapter in Cardiff are holding a showing of My Feral Heart followed by a post-screening panel discussion that includes Julian Hallett from our team in Wales.
Find out more and book your tickets here - [ Bit.ly Link ]

My Feral Heart + Panel discussion

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In this article from the DSA Journal, Dr Maggie Woodhouse talks about what the findings of her long-term research project mean for children with Down's syndrome. Download the pdf here - [ Bit.ly Link ] #Vision

Vision in children with Down’s syndrome | Down's Syndrome Association

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Save the date! 11 June 2017.
Preparations for the DSActive National Football Festival are well under way...keep your eye on DSActive's Facebook page for all the details.
Big thanks to Rob! He's going to be running the Brighton Marathon for us in April - [ Bit.ly Link ] Good luck with the training.
If you'd like to join him in Brighton as part of #Team21 find out more about how here - [ Bit.ly Link ]

Read Rob's story

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The children's communication charity I CAN​ and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists​ are undertaking an independent review of the state of provision for children’s speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).
You can read more about the review here [ Bit.ly Link ] or click here [ Bit.ly Link ] if you'd like to submit your evidence to the review.

I CAN, the children's communication charity

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We'd like to give a big shout out and say 'good luck!' to Kay and her friends Michelle and Jan who will be doing a skydive on Saturday morning to support the work of the DSA. We're sending extra calming thoughts Kay's way as she doesn't like heights!
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Read Kay's story

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Glad they arrived safely!
Meet Chris...
His friend Rob says that Chris is outgoing, sporty and laid back. Watch the video here [ Youtu.be Link ] or click below.
Click here [ Bit.ly Link ] to read and watch more stories.

Chris and Rob

Chris and Rob met at the football.

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In this article from the DSA Journal, Dr Maggie Woodhouse talks about what the findings of her long-term research project mean for children with Down's syndrome. Download the pdf here - [ Bit.ly Link ] #Vision

Vision in children with Down’s syndrome | Down's Syndrome Association

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It's good to hear about people who use adult social care services, as well as their carers, being listened to by their service provider.
Kate tells us about her experience - [ Bit.ly Link ]

‘Your Day Your Say’ Conference | Down's Syndrome Association

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Optometrist Simon Berry's guide will help parents and carers of children with Down's syndrome assess whether their optometrist has the right experience & knowledge - [ Bit.ly Link ] #Vision

Eye Examinations for Children with Down’s syndrome | Down's Syndrome Association

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A reminder of the Shifting Perspectives project.
If you would like to see all the beautiful work that was part of the Shifting Perspectives exhibition, you can still purchase copies of the book on our website - [ Bit.ly Link ]
Thanks to Shifting Perspectives for re-posting!