16 March, 2021 - Following the postponement of last year’s Down Syndrome Research Forum due to the pandemic, the 2021 forum moved online for the first time, involving many more participants in many more countries than ever before.
15 March, 2021 - We are receiving many enquiries about supplies to families and schools around Europe following the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. We are pleased to confirm that we are continuing to supply clients throughout Europe, though there have been some changes in how Value Added Tax is handled.
3 March, 2021 - The Down Syndrome Research Forum 2021 is being held online on 11 and 12 March. The full programme is now available and registration is open.
16 November, 2020 - New research estimates current and past populations of people living with Down syndrome in European countries for the first time. This research will help us to better understand the factors influencing birth rates and population size and improve planning for services for people with Down syndrome.
New online courses offer step-by-step guidance for families supporting children and young people with Down syndrome at home
4 August, 2020 - DSE has launched two new online courses, offering practical support to families to help their child’s speech, language and reading development at home. The courses are easily accessible online and include access to DSE staff for additional advice and individual guidance.
19 February, 2019 - Our See and Learn Language and Reading and Speech apps are now available for Android tablets - in addition to Apple iPads and Windows PCs and tablets.
17 December, 2018 - Our See and Learn Language and Reading apps are now available for Windows tablets and PCs. See and Learn Language and Reading is an evidence-based programme designed to help children with Down syndrome learn to talk and to read.
11 December, 2018 - Our See and Learn Speech apps are now available for Windows tablets and PCs. See and Learn Speech is an evidence-based programme designed to help children with Down syndrome develop spoken language skills and clearer speech.
27 June, 2018 - We are working on new publications and services and are looking to include new photographs and video clips to better illustrate effective education for children with Down syndrome. To make it easy for anyone to help, we are launching a new online service where you can upload media files to us. Your help will improve how we communicate with families and professionals worldwide and will be much appreciated.
5 June, 2018 - We have recently updated our Terms of Service, Privacy and Cookies Policies to include additional information about how we protect your privacy and data security.
15 March, 2018 - We are changing the titles of some of the steps in our See and Learn Speech and See and Learn Language and reading programmes. This has been prompted by new limits for the lengths of titles in the Apple App Store and our wish to keep the names of our apps and printed kits aligned.
11 February, 2018 - We are pleased to announce the launch of our sixth online course. This course is designed to help parents and professionals to implement effective strategies to change problem behaviours.
New online course now available: Improving speech and language development for children and young people with Down syndrome
10 January, 2018 - This new online course provides in-depth guidance on evidence-based speech and language therapy, offering practical recommendations and strategies based on a detailed review of the scientific research into speech, language and working memory development for children and young people with Down syndrome.
20 October, 2017 - Children with Down syndrome, aged three or four, receiving government-funded early years education services can benefit from two new funding initiatives that aim to improve support for children with special education needs.
New online training course - Implementing the Reading and Language Intervention for children with Down syndrome (RLI)
7 February, 2017 - DSE has launched its third online course, supporting implementation of the Reading and Language Intervention for children with Down syndrome (RLI).
New online training course launched - Supporting early development for children with Down syndrome from birth to 5 years
4 November, 2016 - DSE has launched a second online course, focused on development from birth and early intervention through the preschool years. The course looks at many aspects of early development, including play, cognition, speech, language, number and motor skills.
New study offers new insights into population trends of people with Down syndrome living in the US over 60 years
8 September, 2016 - A new study, published today in Genetics in Medicine, provides the first estimates of the numbers of people with Down syndrome living with Down syndrome in the USA from 1950 to 2010, together with the first analysis of the trends in ethnic groups. Using multiple data sources and validated estimation techniques, the study estimates the population of people with Down syndrome living in the US to be significantly lower than previously thought.
24 July, 2016 - DSE's Director of Science and Research, Professor Sue Buckley OBE, has been presented with the National Down Syndrome Congress' Education Award for her work improving education for children with Down syndrome.