Available Courses

We are constantly looking at new techniques and approaches in our lessons and general understanding of Down Syndrome. Below you will find some courses that we've come across.


Teaching children with Down Syndrome How to Tell the Time and Use Money

Two key sessions to support children with Down Syndrome as they learn life skills around telling the time and understanding how to use money. The session will be delivered by Dr Wendy Uttley from Bradford Down Syndrome Training & Support Service. The following date is available

  • Monday 5th March 10am to 1pm (registration and coffee from 9.45)

Training venue - Centre 88, Saner St, Hull HU3 2TR​

For more details, including how to book click here.


An Introduction to Signing for children with Down Syndrome

Delivered jointly with Laura Nichols our Early Years Advisor and a Humber NHS Foundation Trust Speech and Language Therapist, this 2 part training course aims:

  • To increase your understanding of why signing will help your child
  • To develop your own understanding and use of the first 100 vocabulary signs
  • To provide opportunities for practising sign and speech together
  • To provide good practice on how to use these signs with your child in everyday situations.

The following dates are announced, You must attend both sessions

  • Tuesday 6th March 2018 12.30pm - 2.30pm
  • Tuesday 13th March 2018 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Training venue - Centre 88, Saner St, Hull HU3 2TR​

For more details, including how to book click here.


Key Stage 2 T.A. Forum

Teaching Assistants supporting pupils with Down syndrome in Key Stage 2 are invited to attend our termly TA forum. The forum is FREE to attend. The following dates are announced...

  • Thursday 1st March 2018 1.15pm - 2.45pm (Working Memory)
  • Thursday 7th June 2018 1.15pm - 2.45pm

For more details, including how to book click here.


School Assemblies: Introduction to Down Syndrome for Primary Schools and Introduction to Down Syndrome for Secondary Schools

Our school assembly talks cover what Down syndrome is and what it means to have Down syndrome with time for questions and answers. We usually allow 20-30 minutes but the talk can be tailored to suit. 

Cost: Free ( but we don’t receive any funding from statutory agencies and rely on charitable donations so we would be grateful if you think of us when you do any fundraising activities!)

To find our more or to book email office@downrightspecial.co.uk or call us on 01482 420160


Free Clicker Apps Training Webinars

Crick Software (the company behind Clicker) run regular free webinars on using Clicker Apps (Clicker Sentences, Clicker Books, Clicker Docs and Clicker Connect).  

Look on the website for more information



Down’s Syndrome Association

See website for details of training offered by the DSA for parents and professionals:



Down Syndrome Education International

DSE offer online training courses for parents and professionals on language development for children with Down syndrome, and how to use the ‘See and Learn’ programmes to teach reading and language skills, early sound discrimination and speech production skills.  Please see their website for details of upcoming events:


From Twitter

Down Syndrome Awareness Week March 2018

Down Syndrome Awareness Week is 19th-25th March 2018.  Find out about our celebrations and how you can get involved by having a look here.

Spring Term Dates

Mar 23rd      
Apr 13th 20th 27th  
May 4th 11th 18th 25th

1st June (Half Term) - NO GROUP

Jun 8th 15th 22nd 29th
Jul 6th 13th    

Can't attend a session?

Please let us know if you cannot attend a session - either contact your group leader direct, or contact the office on 01482 420160 or office@downrightspecial.co.uk 

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. Stay tuned for information of up and coming visitors