Children with Down syndrome can join in with most things that their friends do and be members of the same classes, clubs and groups. As with any child, family and experiences have the greatest influence shaping the character of a child and kids with Down syndrome are certainly no different.

There is so much knowledge and understanding about how best to nurture, encourage and support development for our children and young people and so there are increasing opportunities and high expectations.
Most children now go through mainstream primary and an increasing number successfully through secondary too…
We hope you enjoy these stories of our little one’s childhoods; they are young and fun for such a short time – enjoy!
Qeis Sheikh <img src="https://positiveaboutdownsyndrome.co.uk/postnatal.png?189db0&189db0">

Qeis Sheikh

Babies of any race or religion can have Down syndrome. Mum Tania Naima Khan joins us today to tell ...

Kush <img src="https://positiveaboutdownsyndrome.co.uk/postnatal.png?189db0&189db0">

Kush

When our first child Kush was born, shortly after his birth we were delivered the news that he has ...

Neil <img src="https://positiveaboutdownsyndrome.co.uk/postnatal.png?189db0&189db0">

Neil

Shilpa is a pediatrician and the mother of a 6-year-old son, Neil, who has Down syndrome. She has ...

Harvey <img src="https://positiveaboutdownsyndrome.co.uk/postnatal.png?189db0&189db0">

Harvey

Harvey is a healthy, determined, engaging little boy with a shining personality who lights up ...

Lowenna <img src="https://positiveaboutdownsyndrome.co.uk/antenatal.png?189db0&189db0">

Lowenna

I’m pregnant! Couldn’t believe I was. I was on holiday in France with my family and had sent my ...

Sam <img src="https://positiveaboutdownsyndrome.co.uk/postnatal.png?189db0&189db0">

Sam

My name is Paul and I’m the very, very proud father of two lovely boys, Sam, aged 6 and Will aged. ...

Jaxon <img src="https://positiveaboutdownsyndrome.co.uk/postnatal.png?189db0&189db0">

Jaxon

My name is Mark. I met my wife in 2001 and we were married by 2003. Lorraine is 9 years older than ...

Kara <img src="https://positiveaboutdownsyndrome.co.uk/antenatal.png?189db0&189db0">

Kara

My name is Sara and I am the mum of two wonderful little girls – well they are not so little ...

Ted  <img src="https://positiveaboutdownsyndrome.co.uk/postnatal.png?189db0&189db0">

Ted

Very soon after having my first daughter I fell pregnant with a little boy and, again, we refused ...

Chloe  <img src="https://positiveaboutdownsyndrome.co.uk/postnatal.png?189db0&189db0">

Chloe

I’m Jade, Chloe’s mum.  I was 19 when I found out I was pregnant, and I hadn’t ...

Aiden  <img src="https://positiveaboutdownsyndrome.co.uk/postnatal.png?189db0&189db0">

Aiden

Aiden was born on the living room wooden floor in an unplanned home birth! Fortunately a fabulous ...

Kitty  <img src="https://positiveaboutdownsyndrome.co.uk/postnatal.png?189db0&189db0">

Kitty

Kitty is the youngest of our four children, who were 8, 6 & 4 when she came along.  Hers had ...

Oscar  <img src="https://positiveaboutdownsyndrome.co.uk/postnatal.png?189db0&189db0">

Oscar

I’m Sarah, married to Chris and Mum to three little ones – Oscar, Alfie and Flo. I ...

Mia  <img src="https://positiveaboutdownsyndrome.co.uk/antenatal.png?189db0&189db0">

Mia

Somos padres de una hermosa niña de 5 años, es la menor de dos niñas, su nombre es Mia, tuvimos un ...

Billy  <img src="https://positiveaboutdownsyndrome.co.uk/antenatal.png?189db0&189db0">

Billy

I’m Lu, I have two children through IVF, Nathan is now 9 and Billy 7, who happens to have ...

Clara  <img src="https://positiveaboutdownsyndrome.co.uk/antenatal.png?189db0&189db0">

Clara

Hello, I’d like to introduce myself, my name is Liz and I live in Sherborne, Dorset. I’m ...

Erin  <img src="https://positiveaboutdownsyndrome.co.uk/postnatal.png?189db0&189db0">

Erin

There are so many preconceptions about all aspects of our lives, which cannot always be challenged ...

Laurie  <img src="https://positiveaboutdownsyndrome.co.uk/postnatal.png?189db0&189db0">

Laurie

There are four of us in our family. There’s a mummy and a daddy (Hannah and Tim, from this point ...

George  <img src="https://positiveaboutdownsyndrome.co.uk/postnatal.png?189db0&189db0">

George

It is unsettling, and also seems totally ridiculous now, as I reflect on the depression and ...

Get in touch!

If you are a new/expectant mum, dad, friend or relative and you want to ask us something, just ask, send us a message using the form below, email or phone, no one will be offended. Whilst everyone’s experiences are different, we’ve all been where you are before. We are a UK based organisation.

We are also always pleased to hear from medical professionals and members of the public seeking information about Down syndrome or looking to distribute PADS literature.

Positive about Down syndrome is produced by DSUK, charity registration number 1184564

contact@positiveaboutdownsyndrome.co.uk

Phone: 07814 929306