Join our new online community

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We have launched a new community website, where families, professionals and researchers can chat, share and collaborate with us and each other. Sign up for free and join in the conversation.

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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

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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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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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