Welcome to DSE

We work to improve early intervention and education for children with Down syndrome around the world.

A girl with Down syndrome learning to count with a number line


Our research focuses on developmental research designed to improve speech, language and communication skills, raise levels of achievement in literacy and numeracy, and support effective inclusion.

A child with Down syndrome learning vocabulary by matching pictures

Information and resources

Our publications include ebooks, books, films, specialist teaching materials and apps, and web sites offering detailed information and practical guidance for parents and professionals.

A child with Down syndrome learning vocabulary by matching pictures

Advice, support and training

Our online training courses, and consulting and training services offer expert advice, guidance and support to parents, therapists, teachers and assistants worldwide.

DSE works to improve education and early intervention for children with Down syndrome. Our research and evidence-based services and resources are helping thousands of young people with Down syndrome to achieve more than ever before.

With your support, we can accelerate research, develop new services and resources, and provide support and advice to more families and professionals everywhere.

Please consider donating today.