The Bedfordshire Down’s Syndrome Support group is a registered charity and we are affiliated to the Down’s Syndrome Association.
The Support Group was formed in October 2000 by a group of parents in the local area with young children who have Down’s Syndrome and it continues to be run by local parents today.
The Group exists to provide support, friendship, information and opportunities for those with Downs syndrome and their families.
We support the development and education of those with Down’s syndrome by the provision of Speech & Language Therapy, an Early Development Group and a Training Course for Educational Professionals. We have also provided various study days and conferences for parents and professionals.
We provide many social opportunities for those with Down’s syndrome and their families. This includes regular activities such as the Under 5’s Group, Teen Club, Young Adults Club and Dance Classes. We also organise events such as our Family BBQ, Christmas Party, trips to the theatre, Gulliver’s, the circus, summer outings and a great annual family activity weekend.
These activities enable families to meet up and provides the opportunity for those who have Down’s syndrome, siblings and parents to have fun, socialise and make valuable friendships.
We are a registered charity and receive no government funding but rely totally on donations, fundraising and grants.
If you would like to find out more about the Support Group, please contact us today.