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The Down Syndrome Group Northamptonshire (DSGN)

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The Down Syndrome Group Northamptonshire is a local charity that supports families and friends in the community who have a connection to people with Down Syndrome.

The purpose of the charity is to support families who have a connection with Down Syndrome, bringing these families together to offer advice, share experiences, and learn from each other. The charity is run by people with direct experience of Down Syndrome, in most cases parents. The charity:

  • Encourages the sharing of experiences
  • Provides information
  • Offers support
  • Organises a social calendar of events
  • Fundraises

Baby Babble Group

This group is for for children with Down Syndrome from birth to pre-school. This group meets monthly on a Friday from 12pm to 1:15pm, at Hardingstone Village Hall.

The occupational therapist and speech and language therapist chat with each parent and do a mini review of the child to provide input and advice. Feedback is aimed at promoting the child's development in motor, sensory processing, self-care, feeding, oral placement and speech and communication skills.

Targets are developed in collaboration with the parent and monitored by the therapists. These informal sessions also allow parents to have a coffee and chat with each other while their children play.

Portage workers, educators, teaching assistants and other professionals working with a child attending the group are welcome to come along and share their knowledge and targets for the child in order to ensure consistency and collaborative, multidisciplinary working.

For more information about the Baby Babble group, please phone Vanessa Jones on 07774 792276, or email [email protected].

Spring 2024 - website update - the website is under construction and a new site will be shortly be available. Please contact the group via their Facebook page. 

The Down Syndrome Group Northamptonshire is a registered charity (no. 1095951).

  • Brackley Area
  • Corby Area
  • Daventry Area
  • East Northants Area
  • Kettering Area
  • Northampton Area
  • Towcester Area
  • Wellingborough Area
  • North Northamptonshire
  • West Northamptonshire
  • Northamptonshire
Age range
Suitable for ages from 0 to 99 years
Referral route
No Referral Needed
For people with
  • Genetic Conditions
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Caring Responsibilities
Eligibility criteria
  • Diagnosis
  • Carer / Family / Parent / Relative
Provider category
Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support

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Last updated 07 May 2024