useful links

Support and further information


Down Syndrome Association - lots of resources for parents/carers, professionals and people with Down Syndrome


Contact a Family - charity providing support, advice and information for families with disabled children


Sheffield Carers - services for carers of people over 18


Mencap Sheffield - Support and activities for people with learning disabilities


Counselling Directory - links to therapists and counsellors as well as other mental health related information


Sheffield SENDIASS - Advice and support for parents of children with disabilities (formerly Sheffield Parent Partnership)

Sheffield City Council’s local offer for children and young adults with disabilities and their families

Future of Downs - Web Forum and Facebook Group for parents and carers of children with Down Syndrome





Down Syndrome Education International - Research and resources to raise levels of educational achievements of people with Down Syndrome:


Information about Numicon a multi-sensory approach to mathematics:


Sheffield City Council Educational Psychology Service


Special iApps - a number of iOS and Android apps to help children with learning difficulties communicate and learn:


Website of the Makaton Charity



Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group - mainly directed at medical professionals but some useful resources for parents and carers as well


Down’s Heart Group - support and information around heart conditions associated with Down’s Syndrome


Sheffield Children’s NHS Child Disability Register


National Deaf Children’s Society - with lots of information around hearing loss in children with other complex needs



Sports and leisure activities in Sheffield


Within Reach - Sports and physical activities for people with a disability in Sheffield


IBK Initiatives - Sheffield based social enterprise promoting the inclusion of disabled children, disabled young people and their families in their local communities:


Sheffield United’s Football and Multi-Sport Sessions - for children with Down Syndrome and Special Educational Needs: