Improving lives for people with Down syndrome

Education guidelines

We are developing guidelines on education for people with Down syndrome of all ages to promote life-long learning.



Rwanda new organisation

We are supporting the development of the first and only Down syndrome organisation in Rwanda.



Nigeria self-advocacy

We are supporting people with Down syndrome in Nigeria to start and run a self-advocacy group.


Author: Nathan Rowe


Supporting self-advocates and training national Down syndrome organisations to run self-advocacy groups.


Author: Nathan Rowe

International advocacy

We advocate for the rights of people with Down syndrome and disabilities through international advocacy channels.



Global Support campaign

We need your support so we can continue to work with national organisations who need our help. Donate or fundraise here.


Author: Nathan Rowe

Target amount: £30,000.00

Amount raised: £21,828.38


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Our impact


  • 2nd Japan Congress of Down Syndrome

    Japan Down Syndrome Association host the second Japan Down Syndrome Conference. A meeting open to everyone involved in Down syndrome, making connections and exchanging ideas. Read more

  • DSi at NDSS Adult Summit in Detroit

    Read about DSi's participation in the National Down Syndrome Society Adult Summit in Detroit Read more

  • Successful heart operations for children in Uganda

    Read how DSi has supported two children with Down syndrome from Uganda to have critical heart operations. Read more

  • Self-advocates say 'Leave No One Behind' at the UN in Geneva

    Find out what self-advocates had to say about employment at our World Down Syndrome Day event at the United Nations in Geneva on March 21 2019 Read more

  • Getting ready for World Down Syndrome Day 2020

    Preparations are already underway for World Down Syndrome Day which will be celebrated on March 21 2020. Watch this space Read more

  • Sign up for Glow In The Park 2019

    Sign up for this night-time 5km run for all of the family. It involves foam, paint, music and lots of neon lights! EARLY BIRD SUPER SAVER offer available now Read more