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Down's syndrome support group

Down's syndrome support group

Are you the parent of a child or adult with Down’s syndrome? If yes, you may be interested in joining the Eddie’s Downs syndrome support group.

Who we are

Eddie's offers a Down’s syndrome support service which is provided by a group of parents of children and adults with Down’s syndrome. We support each other, share the benefit of our experience and also promote the welfare of people with Down’s syndrome in the wider community. We offer a wide range of activities for families, including baby and toddler sessions, evening meetings, an annual summer party and for families with young children, one-to-one support if needed.

Ways we can help

Cambridge Down's Syndrome Support Group

Our friendly, informal group for families with young children with Down's syndrome meets on the first Saturday of every month in Caldecote. The sessions are a great chance for children to play together, while parents, carers and grandparents can chat and share information and ideas. All are welcome and the tea and coffee flows freely.

For more information call Matt and Laura on 07812 348189 or email us at dssgcambridge@gmail.com


Music therapy – developing through making music

We run a number of music therapy groups for pre-school children with learning disabilities and their parents or carers. They give children the chance to take part in a range of musical activities, including singing, playing instruments, participating in musical games and improvising. The groups meet at the Cambridge Music Therapy clinic, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

For more information call Eddie's on 01223 883130or email us at music@eddies.org.uk


Singing, dancing and acting workshops

Troublemakers is a new performing arts group for teenagers with learning disabiities in the Cambridge area. Troublemakers students will participate in all three performing arts disciplines: drama, dance and singing - with the aim of building confidence, developing communication skills and improving self-expression.

For more information call Troublemakers on 01223 881689 or email troublemakers@eddies.co.uk


Useful resources

There is a lot of information about Down’s syndrome and relevant support organisations available, but sifting through it can be time consuming and sometimes overwhelming. We suggest you start with just two websites: the Down’s Syndrome Association at www.downs-syndrome.org.uk and Down Syndrome Education International at www.downsed.org – both are very informative resources.

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