The South Manchester Down's Syndrome Support Group is parent-led. We aim to support families and carers and all those with an interest in Down's Syndrome in south Manchester and the surrounding area. We are affiliated to the National Down's Syndrome Association. Our registered Charity Number is 1147397.
Is run by parent volunteers
Supports parents/ carers by providing opportunities to meet, have a drink, a chat and share information
Issues a monthly newsletter with extensive information about regional events, Down’s syndrome and disability
Organises mothly specialist speech and language classes
Nurtures friendships between siblings of children who have Down's syndrome
Organises high quality training days for parents and professionals that address the specific learning needs of children with Down’s syndrome
Has resources that can be borrowed – DVD’s and books
Organises days out and great Christmas parties!
Click on the menu to see details of upcoming events, newsletters and our speech group as well as links to other websites that we think you may find interesting.
We have a leaflet, supported with a grant from Manchester City Council to advertise our group, that has been distributed to doctors, hospitals, portage workers, etc. The leaflet is available in 6 different languages and can be downloaded here.
We have recently added a small membership fee, this is to enable us to better administer the group as we know who our core families are. Some events such as Chatterbox are open to anyone and others such as soft play sessions are members only. Membership is only £5 (£3 concession) per family for the year. Memberhip forms can be found here