Back to School Makaton Workshop for Families

Date: 19th July 2022

We have missed seeing our families face to face and are excited to announce that we are holding a get together in August for a ‘Back to School Makaton Workshop’! We have space for 10 families* so please don’t be disappointed, book today! Learn up to 20 Makaton signs to support your child returning to […]

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Development Worker (Adult Services) – West of Scotland

Date: 17th June 2022

We’re Hiring! Do you believe that individuals with Down’s syndrome can live a full and independent life? Are you enthusiastic and a good team player? Are you looking for a new exciting challenge ? If you have answered Yes to the above questions, Down’s Syndrome Scotland has a fantastic opportunity for a committed individual to […]

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Family Support Service Officer South-West Scotland

Date: 30th May 2022

We’re Hiring! Do you believe that individuals with Down’s syndrome can live a full and independent life? Are you enthusiastic and a good team player? Are you looking for a new exciting challenge ? If you have answered Yes to the above questions, Down’s Syndrome Scotland has a fantastic opportunity for a committed individual to […]

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Celebrating National Siblings Day – 10th April 2022

Date: 10th April 2022

Date: 10th April 2022 Short blog by Eddie McConnell, Chief Executive of Down’s Syndrome Scotland(first published on World Down’s Syndrome Day 2019)   I can’t recall a day when I have not thought or spoken about Finlay.  He is our youngest child. So today, on National Siblings Day, I choose to write about Rona, Emily, Grant […]

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Our Statement on the crisis in Ukraine

Date: 9th March 2022

This is a joint statement from Stuart Campbell, Scotland’s Ambassador to Down’s Syndrome International and Eddie McConnell, Chief Executive of Down’s Syndrome Scotland. “We are horrified at the crisis in Ukraine and the level of destruction taking place. We know from other conflicts that disabled people, including people with Down’s syndrome, often face a greater […]

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Rest-Ed Study

Date: 23rd February 2022

Would you like to learn more about your child’s sleep? Children with Down’s syndrome (Ds) experience a higher incidence of sleep problems than their typically-developing peers. Untreated sleep problems in children (with and without Ds) can lead to sleepiness, behavioural and emotional problems, cognitive impairment, reduced quality of life and reduced academic achievement. A study […]

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The Top 40

Date: 10th February 2022

Alan Cunningham Trustee of Down’s Syndrome Scotland shares his excitement as the 40th Anniversary of Down’s Syndrome Scotland approaches. Down’s Syndrome Scotland is 40 years old, and to celebrate, we are having a year of activities and initiatives that will not only drive awareness but will raise funds for important services and will aim to […]

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Inclusive Education For All

Date: 26th January 2022

During 2022, we are working with Down Syndrome International (DSi) and Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA) on a UK-wide research and advocacy project on ‘Inclusive Education’. This project aims to raise awareness of the benefits of inclusive education for all learners, including those who have Down’s syndrome. What do we mean by Inclusive Education? Inclusive education is education that […]

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‘Tis the season to be . . .

Date: 3rd December 2021

As we near the end of 2021, our Chief Executive, Eddie McConnell reflects on the year and what is to come.    As 2021 draws to its inevitable close with almost indecent speed, I find myself reflecting on a year like no other.   This time last year, I distinctly recall an unparalleled eagerness to […]

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Statement on Down Syndrome Bill

Date: 25th November 2021

Down’s Syndrome Scotland (DSS) wholeheartedly welcomes the publication of the Down Syndrome Bill with its intention to improve the outcomes and provisions for people with Down’s syndrome. The Bill has its second reading in Westminster this Friday, 26th November 2021. Speaking after meeting with Kevin Stewart MSP, Scotland’s Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, […]

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