...building a brighter future for children with Down Syndrome

Weekly Friday Morning Sessions for babies and toddlers

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Welcome to Downright Special

Downright Special is a charity supporting children with Down syndrome in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.  We assist families and professionals in all aspects of the care and education of children with the condition.

Who we are

Originally started in 2007 by a group of parents, we set out to provide support to each other and any other parents who had children with Down syndrome. This quickly developed into an organised group giving emotional, practical and educational support to families.  Downright Special has been a registered charity since 2009 and is run by a small team of professionally trained volunteers and staff. 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.

What we do

Downright Special offers a range of services for children from birth and onwards throughout their school years.  We do this through:

  • Visits to new parents or parents with an antenatal diagnosis.
  • A weekly fun and education session (Downright Special Fridays), providing education, fun and play as well as support to parents and carers.
  • A sensory and signing group for babies.
  • Social events for the whole family. 

  • Lending useful resources to parents.
  • Sharing best practice teaching techniques with teaching assistants.
Specialist resource packs for children starting school.
  • Conferences and training for parents and professionals.
  • Working closely with local health and education services to improve the care pathway and educational outcomes for our children.
  • Promoting the awareness of Down syndrome and encouraging successful inclusion. 

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Autumn Term Dates

Sep 9th 16th 23rd 30th
Oct 7th 14th 21st  

28th October (Half Term) - NO GROUP

Nov 4th 11th 18th 25th    
Dec 2nd 9th 16th  

**Please contact your teacher or call 01482 420160 if you can't make it**


Friday Visitors

We regularly have visitors to our Friday sessions, whether they be healthcare professionals, friends from the community or old faces returning to have a catch up with us. Check back regularly to keep posted on our next visitors.