Useful Links

USEFUL LINKS - imageHere are some links to useful websites and documents that may be helpful.

We have found these organisations and this information to be of benefit to our members but do not take these as recommendations from Down’s Syndrome Scotland.

Health Links

The Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group (DSMIG)

Down’s Heart Group 

Education Links


Enquire have produced a very useful fact-sheet about School transitions which can be found here.

Govan Law Centre

Special iapps

Scottish Transitions Forum

Scottish Transitions Forum have also produced a useful guide to school transitions which can be found here

Learn and Thrive

Other Down’s Syndrome Organisations Links

Don’t Screen Us Out: A grass-roots campaign supported by people with Down’s syndrome, their families and supporters who actively work to build a UK where people with Down’s syndrome are equally valued and have an equal chance of being born.

Down’s Syndrome Association: Operate throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland and work to improve the quality of life and inclusion for individuals who have Down’s syndrome and provides services and support for individuals who have Down’s syndrome, and their parents and carers.

Down Syndrome International: A UK based international organisation, comprising of a membership of individuals and organisations from all over the world, working to improve quality of life and the right to be included for people with Down’s syndrome.

Positive About Down Syndrome: Work to change perceptions and attitudes about Down’s syndrome and support new and expectant parents having a little one with Down’s syndrome via their website, Facebook groups and online support groups for families.

Wouldn’t Change A Thing: A global group of people who create promotional projects designed to directly challenge negative perceptions of Down’s syndrome and offers insights into what life is like for those associated with the condition.

Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD)

Keys to Life Website 

Autism Initiatives 

Scottish Autism Society 

Shared Care Scotland 

Family Fund 

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – The Scottish Government have produced a document about Children and Young People’s rights. This can be found here.