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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.

An Evening With Flossie Malavialle.

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

We Need You!

Help us make a difference, Please help support our work by organising an odd socks day at your local nursery, school or workplace, to raise both Down Syndrome awareness and the vital funds to run our development programmes!

“All over the world people are going to be wearing non matching socks for World Down’s Syndrome Day (21/03/15). This is to show that people with Down’s syndrome are different but the same! None of us like feeling left out, and people with Down’s syndrome are no exception. They want to be included, so reach out and get to know the person, not the condition.”

For further details please contact the fundraising team on
Or donate via Just Giving.

Darlington Lions Club present an Evening With Flossie Malavialle.

Friday 22 May 2015

Polam Hall School


Admission £8.00 (inc glass of wine

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