The Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA): is the only charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focusing solely on all aspects of living successfully with Down’s syndrome.

Our aim is to help people with Down’s syndrome live full and rewarding lives.

Established in 1970, the DSA has evolved from a parent member organisation into a leading national charity which strives to improve the lives of people with Down’s syndrome and raise awareness of the condition.

What we do – Information & Training

  • Increase awareness and understanding of Down’s syndrome through our Helpline, training, publications and resources, our website and social media.
  • Provide support and advice to individuals with Down’s syndrome, their friends, family and carers and the professionals who work with them.
  • We offer training that will benefit people with Down’s syndrome throughout their lives: Tell it Right® Start It Right for the time of diagnosis; education and development training to promote learning opportunities; and training for carers who support people who are ageing.

What we do – DSActive

Working with professional clubs, DSActive helps children and adults with Down’s syndrome get active and healthy in a supportive and inclusive environment.

DSActive currently provides football, tennis and athletics sessions. All of the sessions are easily accessible and cater for all ages and abilities.

What we do – WorkFit

WorkFit is our tailored service dedicated to helping people with Down’s syndrome to find appropriate and meaningful work opportunities.

We provide bespoke training and ongoing support for employers. We find the right employment opportunities, for the right people.

Meet Ben…

Ben has a paid job at a laboratory in Leeds: