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Downright Special
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Downright Special provides support to families and professionals in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire region in all aspects of the care, development and education of children with Down syndrome. Our aim is simple: to build a brighter future for children with Down syndrome, supporting them to achieve their full potential, and promoting successful inclusion in all aspects of life.

We offer a range of services:
  • Visit families with a new baby to offer support
  • Run a weekly group session for children under 5, providing education, fun and play as well as support to parents and carers
  • Provide small-group education sessions for school-age children tailored to the specific learning profile of children with Down syndrome
  • Share best-practice teaching techniques with teaching assistants and nursery staff
  • Visit schools to provide specialist advice on individual cases
  • Provide specialist resource packs for children starting school and nursery
  • Conferences and training for parents and professionals
  • Social events for the whole family
  • Promote the awareness of Down syndrome and encourage successful inclusion
0-19 years
Location and access
Bodmin Road Church Office
Padstow Close

We have plenty of free, accessible parking at our venue.
Access to this service
Children and families can access the service simply by giving us a call and arranging to come to see what we do.
Who this service is for
We support children with Down syndrome. We also provide antenatal support to expectant parents who have been given a diagnosis.
How we communicate with children, young people with SEND and their families
Volunteers/Staff have had training from Speech and Language Therapy in using sign language.
Parent and sibling involvement
Siblings are welcome to attend Downright Special Friday sessions, and our social events are aimed at the whole family. 
Parent carers stay with children at our Friday morning sessions.  School-age children, who attend our afternoon Downright Special Education groups, attend with their Teaching Assistants.
Registered service and regulatory body
Downright Special has been a registered charity since 2009 
Registration Number 1175863 (formerly 1128178)
We are registered with the Fundraising Regulator.
We are affiliated to The Down’s Syndrome Association.
Training acquired to support children and young people with SEND and their families
Teaching staff have received training from Down’s Syndrome Education International on the most up-to-date teaching techniques specific to how children with Down syndrome learn and how to differentiate the curriculum.
Opening times
Fridays 9:30am - 12pm 
Parents can contact us by phone or email anytime.  Social events usually take place at weekends 
Small-group education sessions for school-age children take place Friday afternoons in term-time 1.30 – 2.30pm.
Cost of service and payment options
Activities are free to families. There may be a small charge to schools for some of the activities that support them.
Contact information
Contacts for comments, compliments and complaints
Parent carers can, in the first instance, contact our complaints coordinator;
Tel: (01482) 420160
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Page last updated: Friday, 03 November 2017