Useful Resources and Links - Down Syndrome

Information and resources for school staff and parents in supporting children and young people.


The SEN Inclusion Service for DS provides a range of resources that can be accessed or downloaded for your own use. 

Topics include:

  • Early Years
  • Primary
  • Post-Primary

SEN Inclusion Service Resources

Useful Links

Children & Young People’s Strategic Partnership website  contains links to parent support available in each HSC trust as well as lots of useful publications.

Down’s Syndrome Association Website

Down Syndrome Education Rights Series:  Information on Education rights for people with Down syndrome.

Down's Syndrome Education Website link to LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS  Provides information and links to local support groups

Down Syndrome International Website Information on Education and rights for people with Down syndrome

Getting Ready to Learn website Support for pre-school education providers

Makaton Website  contains information on Makaton signing and links to training

Oxford University Numicon programme  provides information on  multi-sensory Numeracy programme suitable for children with Down syndrome.

Reading and Language Intervention Programme for children with Down Syndrome A research- based Reading and language intervention programme for pupils with Down syndrome/or  and complex needs  from Down syndrome education.

Resources and videos from Down Syndrome Education  Resources on a variety of topics and areas from Down syndrome education.

See and Learn Programme for children with Down Syndrome  An early speech and language programme for children with Down syndrome.

Regional Integrated Support Education Team (RISE NI): Website for parents and carers of children in mainstream nursery and primary school (up to P4). Includes information leaflet, suggested activities/resources and parent training videos to promote development of speech and language, fine and gross motor skills, and social and emotional development. RISE NI also provide information for teachers

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Contact the Down Syndrome Service

The Down Syndrome Service can be contacted for advice and information specific to children and young people who have, or may have, Down syndrome.