News

Coming soon – RLI Online

We will soon be launching a new, online portal to support educators implementing the Reading and Language Intervention for Children with Down Syndrome (RLI). The portal includes an online edition of the RLI handbook, together with assessment and record forms, example teaching materials and videos.

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Supplying European clients after Brexit

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.

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Roberta Buckley, 1969-2020

We are sad to announce that Roberta Buckley, died last week, aged 51. Roberta was the adopted daughter of DSE’s founder, Professor Sue Buckley and sister of the charity’s CEO, Frank Buckley.

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Save on online courses this August

For a limited time only, we are pleased to be able to offer a discount on purchases of two online courses. Simply purchase any two courses via one of our online stores and we will reduce the price of one course by 50%.

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Down Syndrome Research Forum 2019

The annual Down Syndrome Research Forum was recently held at University College London, attracting a record number of attendees, including researchers, practitioners and family members.

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Help us to illustrate effective education for children with Down syndrome

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.

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New, shorter titles for some See and Learn steps

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.

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New study offers new insights into population trends of people with Down syndrome living in the US over 60 years

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.

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