Down's Syndrome Association
The Down's Syndrome Association supports people with Down's syndrome throughout their lives.
Since our formation in 1970, we have developed into a highly regarded national charity with over 20,000 members and 111 regional volunteer support groups.
We are often the first point of contact for new parents of a baby with Down's syndrome looking for information and advice, and remain a valued source of support to families as their child grows and develops.
We provide information and support for people with Down's syndrome, their families and carers and the professionals who work for them.
WorkFit is a tailored service training employers about the Down's syndrome learning profile. Finding the right employment opportunities, for the right people.
The DSA want to move away from the concept of ‘giving people something to do’ to an approach which progresses employees towards new outcomes, through training, confidence building and skills development.
We recognise paid work is not right for everyone. The employment solution may include;
* Work Experience
* Voluntary Work
* Paid work
Whatever the solution, Down’s syndrome specific support and training is essential.