Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby!!
If you have recently been told your baby has Down syndrome, whether after birth or during pregnancy, we would love for you to get in touch.
Upwards with Down's is run by a group of people who can relate to how you are feeling right now. We have watched our children grow and develop into the wonderful children and adults they are today. We continue to smile every day, because to us our children are as perfect as any other child, and your baby is to.
If your baby is healthy their needs will be just like other babies at this stage. A loving, secure environment is the most important thing that you can give your baby at this time. You may have lots of questions or feel rather overwhelmed by what it means to have a baby with Down’s syndrome, this is completely normal, don't be hard on yourself. Give yourself time to adjust, enjoy spending time with your new baby. The rest can come later.
We have over 40 families who are members of upwards with Downs, we all work together to support each other, we share information and organise events for our families, places they can feel safe, share advise and make new friends.
Becoming a member of Upwards with Downs is free, a membership will give you the opportunity to meet other parents, of children and adults with Down syndrome. Parents who can share their stories, help with your questions or just listen if you need someone to talk to. We hold a weekly preschool group on Thursday's for Children under 5 with Down syndrome, this is a great way for your child to make new friends, take part in Pyjama Drama and learn Makaton and Sign Language. We also supply occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and 1-1 speech therapy and support the children with transition to school, when that time comes.
If you would like to be a member, please click on the form below. Complete the form and email it back to if you have any questions before joining, please do not hesitate to contact us on the same email. We would love to hear from you.
If you would like to become a member, please click on the form to the right. This will open up our membership form.
Complete the form and email it back to us at:
firstname.lastname@example.org and one of us will then be in touch!
If you have any questions before joining, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would love to hear from you.
For more information on what we offer as a charity please click on our leaflet. A PDF version will open in your internet browser.
To read about Jasmin's story so far please click below;
If you would like to share your story with us please get in touch