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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.

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 2015/16 term dates are now available online

Term Dates

Click here for useful information and links.

Useful Links

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

Our 10th Anniversary Charity Ball

Read the write up in our Recent Events page or view the pictures in our Gallery

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!

24 September 2016 - Glitterball

We are pleased to announce details of our 2016 ball! Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Details are included in the attached or you can contact alison.wishart@eccds.org.uk

2016 Ball

Our annual reports are here to view for interested parties. Thank you to everyone who supported us in 2015.

Maggie's Report Finance Report Annual Summary

Great North Run

Reserve your place now and run for ECCDS

National Lottery Awards

BBC  Look North filmed a clip on us for Children In Need.

If you would like to view this, please click in the link below.

Thank you for all your support!

BBC Look North

Tickets are available now from: sian.pratt@absolutecaretraining.com

or their Sunderland office on

 0191 54 0498

Charity event