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Down Syndrome Research Forum reaches over 300 participants in 32 countries

March 16, 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.

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Supplying European clients after Brexit

March 15, 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.

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Registration now open for the Down Syndrome Research Forum 2021

March 3, 2021 - The Down Syndrome Research Forum 2021 is being held online on 11 and 12 March. The full program is now available and registration is open.

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New research estimates European population of people with Down syndrome

November 16, 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.

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Roberta Buckley, 1969-2020

October 26, 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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New online courses offer step-by-step guidance for families supporting children and young people with Down syndrome at home

August 4, 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.

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Save on online courses this August

August 4, 2020 - 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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New See and Learn Sentences 1 kits now available

January 9, 2020 - The next step in See and Learn Language and Reading is now available. See and Learn Sentences 1 is designed to help children with Down syndrome learn to read, understand and to use longer sentences when talking.

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Down Syndrome Research Forum 2019

September 24, 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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New editions of See and Learn apps now available for Android tablets

February 19, 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.

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New Windows editions of See and Learn Language and Reading apps are now available

December 17, 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 program designed to help children with Down syndrome learn to talk and to read.

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New Windows editions of See and Learn Speech apps are now available

December 11, 2018 - Our See and Learn Speech apps are now available for Windows tablets and PCs. See and Learn Speech is an evidence-based program designed to help children with Down syndrome develop spoken language skills and clearer speech.

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Help us to illustrate effective education for children with Down syndrome

June 27, 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.

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Updated Terms of Service, Privacy and Cookies Policies

June 5, 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.

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New, shorter titles for some See and Learn steps

March 15, 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.

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New online support for managing behavior difficulties

February 11, 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 behaviors.

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New online course now available: Improving speech and language development for children and young people with Down syndrome

January 10, 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.

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New online course for RLI trainers now available

October 25, 2017 - A new online course is now available offering training for experienced professionals wishing to train and support others to implement the Reading and Language Intervention for Children with Down Syndrome (RLI).

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Funding to support early years education for children with Down syndrome in England

October 20, 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.

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New online training course - Implementing the Reading and Language Intervention for children with Down syndrome (RLI)

February 7, 2017 - DSE has launched its third online course, supporting implementation of the Reading and Language Intervention for children with Down syndrome (RLI).

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New online training course launched - Supporting early development for children with Down syndrome from birth to 5 years

November 4, 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.

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

September 8, 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.

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Professor Sue Buckley receives Education Award from National Down Syndrome Congress

July 24, 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.

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