2023 Research Forum registration is now open

Photograph of the Down syndrome Research Forum 2019

Registration is now open for the 2023 Down Syndrome Research Forum, which is being held online on 27 and 28 April. This year’s forum will include researchers and practitioners from around the world, speaking on a range of topics relevant to early intervention and education for children with Down syndrome.

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New online edition of RLI handbook and resources

Screenshot of the RLI web site

A new, online edition of the Reading and Language Intervention for Children with Down Syndrome (RLI) handbook is now available. RLI online includes a digital edition of the handbook, together with the assessment and record forms, and example teaching materials and videos needed to deliver the intervention.

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Supplying European clients after Brexit

Photograph of a See and Learn Sentences 1 kit

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

Photograph of Roberta accompanying Sue Buckley for the award of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to special education in 2004.

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

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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

A photograph of the 2019 Down Syndrome Research Forum.

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, shorter titles for some See and Learn steps

A photograph of a See and Learn kits and apps.

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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