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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.

National Lottery Awards

Check here to find out what our volunteers and fundraiser's have been getting up to.

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

Click here for useful information and links.

Useful Links

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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What We Do

10 Anniversary Charity Ball

Tickets are now available for our charity ball which this year celebrates our 10th anniversary.

7 November 2015

Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham City.

3 course meal plus auction and raffle .



For a booking form, please contact Alison Wishart by email alison.wishart@eccds.org.uk or phone 07581114018

We have made the papers again!

The Northern Echo have published an article on ECCDS making the finals of The National Lottery Awards.

To read the article, please click the link below.

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