A Registered Charity - No. 1103850

Supporting people with Down's Syndrome and their families in Oxfordshire

Down’s Syndrome Oxford is a charity organised and funded by volunteer parents and supporters to provide information, support and activities for children and adults with Down’s Syndrome and their families living in Oxfordshire.

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Early Development Groups

For pre-school children

Down’s Syndrome Oxford offers an Early Development Group for you and your child during term times, free of charge. We limit each group to four, to allow the children to observe and turn-take whilst still holding their attention. They are offered to all pre-school children after their 1st birthday, depending on availability.

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Primary Development Groups

Once your child is at school

Our Primary Development Groups are aimed at primary aged children, Year 1 to Year 6. The groups focus mainly on speech and language but we also work on reading skills as they help children improve their communication skills. Each group runs for eight weeks on Wednesdays in term time. The groups are no larger than four children in size.

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Can you Volunteer some time to support DSO?

There are many ways to support DSO. If you could support the work we do by donating some of your precious time, energy and life skills then we would love to hear from you.

URGENT: our DSO Secretary and Treasurer roles will be vacant from June 2023.

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Oxford United Tri-Stars

DSO and Oxford United Walking Football Club with support from DSActive organise football training exclusively for people with Down’s Syndrome.

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Elliot's Shed

Sharing equipment for our children

Elliot's Shed is a DSO initiative that has been made possible by the incredible fundraising of Kat and Seth Cornfield, parents of Elliot who sadly passed away in 2015, aged 2, after a long battle with cancer. Elliot's shed is a means of sharing equipment that is often expensive to buy for our children.

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DSO Singing and Signing Choir

For children and adults, plus their siblings and parents

Singing popular and crowd pleasing songs, the DSO Singing and Signing Choir has become a hugely popular activity for DSO families as we raise awareness and show off the ability our inspiring young people..

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