Book Your Place For DSActive Summer Multi-Skills Athletics Camp 2018

…5 & 26 July 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30 August Days: Wednesdays & Thursdays (over summer holiday) Time: 10:00AM to 3:00PM Venue: Tooting & Mitcham Utd FC, Imperial Fields, Bishopsford Rd, Morden, SM4 6BF Ages: 5+ Cost: £15 per person per day Booking: For more information and to book your place, please contact Emma O’Connor from DSActive Team via email or via telephone 0333 1212 300 A big thank you to City Bridge Trust for funding this spor…

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Meet Mark…

…mbitions? To have a Labour government in power To get a bigger GB team for International Athletics for Athletes with Down’s Syndrome (IAADS) To have a flat Can you tell us about how you got started in athletics? What’s your favourite event? Where do you train and how often? When I was 21 I decided I wanted to run, so I started training with Exeter Harriers. I do 2 evenings a week at the track with my great coaches Brian and Kevin. At the gym I do…

The Sensory Stages to eating

…anges in routine. Joan Medler, in her book The Down Syndrome Nutrition Hand*]}*book: A Guide to Promoting Healthy Lifestyles, promotes the work of Kay Toomey and the Sensory Stages to Eating Foods. It is a step by step process to help with the integration of new food in to the diet. Step 1: Accept the presence of the new food in the same space as them This could simply be having the food on the table away for the person, or someone else on the table t

A review of 2019

…hes have attended a DSActive workshop this year, and we’ve already started booking up for next year’s workshops! Elite sport The last few years, the DSActive team have worked hard to increase the number of people with Down’s syndrome playing sport. Now we need to ensure that there are pathways in place for our athletes who want to compete nationally and even internationally. The DSActive team have been working with UK Sports Association for people…

Bookings open for DSActive Summer Camps!

…l Lawn Tennis Club, Eaglesfield Road, London SE18 3DA If you would like to book a place on the Summer Camp, please request a booking form and return via email: dsactive@downs-syndrome.org.uk or postal address: Down’s Syndrome Association, DSActive, Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park, Teddington TW11 9PS A big thank you to The Light Fund and City Bridge Trust for funding this sports programme. To find out more about City Bridge Trust, please link…

Simplyhealth supports people with Down’s syndrome to have a healthy lifestyle

…upporter of the DSA, previously funding the production of the DSA’s Health Book which has transformed healthcare for people with Down’s syndrome for over 14 years. The invaluable Health Book is used by GPs at individual’s annual health check, allowing for more consistent healthcare. Sarah Ford, Chair of Simplyhealth Charitable Committee comments: “It’s clear that the DSActive clubs means so much to many children and families across the UK. We’re d…

Simplyhealth supports innovative nutrition programme for people with Down’s syndrome

…lopment of logo books. They also funded the production of the DSA’s Health Book, a significant project which transformed healthcare for people with Down’s syndrome. Roger Cotton, Head of Corporate Giving at Simplyhealth says: “We’re delighted to build on our earlier support of DSActive. The nutrition campaign compliments the sports programme and Health Book, creating a more holistic approach to the wellbeing development of people with Down’s syndr…

World Down Syndrome Day 2019

Every year World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated on 21 March. It is an international event that is celebrated across the world. This year, the theme was ‘Leave No-One Behind’. All people with Down’s syndrome must have opportunities to live fulfilling lives be included on a full and equal basis with others, in all aspects of society. The Down’s Syndrome Association chose to especially highlighting the stories and achievements of people with Down’s…

London DSActive clubs get ready for Awareness Week

…hline cheering on both teams. After the match, Millwall FC presented match tickets to both teams and parents. DSA Information and Training Officer, Chris said: “A great match between two competitive teams. This game was watched by a great crowd of supporters. We saw some fantastic bits of skill and play and it was thoroughly entertaining right to the final whistle.” Image from Millwall Community Trust Image from Millwall Community Trust   On 23 Fe…