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

 

 

Education

 

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

Health

 

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: