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Downright Special

Description

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. 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.

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
Location
Bodmin Road Church Office
Padstow Close
Hull
HU7 4HE
Parking and accessibility
On-site parking available.
Registered service and regulatory body

A registered charity: 1175863 (formerly 1128178). Registered with the Fundraising Regulator and affiliated to The Down's Syndrome Association.

Staff training and experience

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. Staff and volunteers have also been trained in sign language.

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Description

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. 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.

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
Costs

Free

Small charge for schools.
Opening times

Fridays 1-2.30pm

Term time
Age
5-19
How to access
  • You can self refer by calling
Family involvement
  • Parents can leave their child or stay and watch
  • Siblings can participate in the activity
  • See the description for how to access