Available Courses

We are pleased to announce the following courses, or at the bottom, some courses that we recommend.


Sensory Integration Awareness Training for working with Children who have Down Syndrome

The awareness training will provide an overview of SI theory, enable delegates to recognise sensory processing difficulties how this relates to other conditions and provide information about what assessments and interventions are available. The therapist will also share strategies that can support people with different sensory needs.

Thursday 11th July 2019 9.30am to 11.30pm at the following training venue - Goschalks Solicitors, Queens Gardens, Dock Street, Hull, HU1 3DZ

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


An Introduction working with Children who have Down Syndrome

Theoretical and practical training for all those involved in educating a child with Down Syndrome.

Delivered by Downright Special staff, this training will cover key facts about the multifaceted nature of Down Syndrome and an in-depth exploration of the learning profile for Down Syndrome and its implications for classroom practice. The following dates are available...

  • Wednesday 25th September 2019 - 9.30am - 12.30pm (aimed at Early Years and Primary Schools)
  • Thursday 26th September 2019 - 9.30am - 12.30pm (aimed at Primary Schools)


For more details, including how to book click here.


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 2019

Down Syndrome Awareness Week was 18th-24th March 2019.  Find out about our celebrations by having a look here.

Autumn Term Dates

Sep 6th 13th 20th 27th
Oct 4th 11th 18th 25th

No group 1st November

Nov 8th 15th 22nd 29th
Dec 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