Huddersfield Down Syndrome Support Group
Who we are
HDSSG was set up, and is run by parent volunteers in the Huddersfield district of children with Down Syndrome.
As a group we aim to provide support to the families, to celebrate our children’s achievements, champion their views and aspirations and also provide social, sporting and learning opportunities for the children and their siblings.
We use valuable donations from smashing people just like you to fund fun things like activities and outings but also the serious stuff like resources and speech & language therapy.
A donation of £60 lets up to 8 of our families have private use of a hydrotherapy swimming pool for an hour.
It costs £600 for 15 of our children to access 'Chatterbox' - our speech and language therapy programme with our qualified therapist once a month.
£5 helps us put together a 'New Parent' pack. These are distributed to local hospitals to be given to new parents of babies with Down Syndrome congratulating them on their new arrival, and letting them know we are here when they need us.
New opportunities and resources we hope to provide in 2015 include:
Sibling packs - helping siblings deal with awkward questions and filling them with confidence.
Lego Learners - a structured learning session using the hugely popular construction toy.
To find out more about us why not browse our website? www.hdssg.org
On behalf of all the families we support, thank you.