SHEDS

SHEDS has been in existence for over 10 years. The group is not a registered charity but is a voluntary support group affiliated to the national Down's Syndrome Association. Our members raise funds for our activities through sponsored activities, and we have also occasionally received contributions from local businesses.

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Useful Links

Support and further information

Down Syndrome Association - lots of resources for parents/carers, professionals and people with Down's syndrome

 

Contact a Family - charity providing support, advice and information for families with disabled children

 

Sheffield Carers - services for carers of people over 18

 

Mencap Sheffield - Support and activities for people with learning disabilities

 

Counselling Directory - links to therapists and counsellors as well as other mental health related information

 

Sheffield SENDIASS - Advice and support for parents of children with disabilities (formerly Sheffield Parent Partnership)
 

Sheffield City Council’s local offer for children and young adults with disabilities and their families
 

Future of Downs - Web Forum and Facebook Group for parents and carers of children with Down's syndrome

Positive About Down Syndrome - A website by parents for parents.

Small Talk Group - For parents/carers of children up to 5 years old, with any speech, language or communication needs.

Education

Down Syndrome Education International - Research and resources to raise levels of educational achievements of people with Down's syndrome:

 

Information about Numicon a multi-sensory approach to mathematics:

 

Sheffield City Council Educational Psychology Service

 

Special iApps - a number of iOS and Android apps to help children with learning difficulties communicate and learn:

 

Website of the Makaton Charity

Health

Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group - mainly directed at medical professionals but some useful resources for parents and carers as well

 

Down’s Heart Group - support and information around heart conditions associated with Down’s syndrome

 

Sheffield Children’s NHS Child Disability Register

 

National Deaf Children’s Society - with lots of information around hearing loss in children with other complex needs

Sports & Leisure Activities in Sheffield

Within Reach - Sports and physical activities for people with a disability in Sheffield

 

Doncaster Titans Football - DSActive

https://www.dsactive.org.uk/football-session/doncaster-doncaster-titans/

Sheffield Tennis - DSActive

Brentwood Lawn Tennis Club

https://www.dsactive.org.uk/tennis-session/brentwood/

Chesterfield Tennis - DSActive

http://tennischesterfield.co.uk/contact.html