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children with Down syndrome

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children with Down syndrome.

We are a North East education charity for children with Down syndrome, based in Newton Aycliffe and Hexham.

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Recent Events

We offer a range of training opportunities to help those who want to learn more about understanding and working with children with special needs, with particular emphasis on Down syndrome.

Training Opportunities

All of our Aycliffe and Hexham Spring and Summer 2014/15 term dates are now available online

Term Dates

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Latest News

Down syndrome jewellery now available. Order yours now.

ECCDS receives funding from the National Lottery Big Lottery Fund and Children in Need

A big thank you to all our supporters and fundraisers.
We could not do this without you!

Support for New Parents

We offer support to expectant or new parents of a child with Down syndrome.


We have a number of volunteers who assist with the running of our sessions and also many volunteers who give their time to assist with fundraising events...

Speech and Language

Speech is very difficult for most children with Down syndrome. Saying the speech sounds and putting them together into words is a big hurdle..

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