World Down Syndrome Day is taking place today, with a wealth of events across the globe raising awareness – including "carpool karaoke" and an inclusive film competition.
You may have already seen a video of a "carpool karaoke" lip sync video in support of World Down Syndrome Day, which features 50 mums and their children singing along to Christina Perri track, A Thousand Years. The parents in the video (watch below) are all part of a Facebook group called Designer Genes, which was created for parents who have a child with Down’s Syndrome born in 2013 and 2014.
National disability charity releases instructional guides and video mini-series to:
- Help make play settings accessible for children with multiple needs
- Increase parents’ confidence playing with their children
Earlier in the year, an inquiry, co-led by Lord Blunkett, revealed that one in two disabled children have been turned away from play settings and activities
Nine out of ten parents of disabled children claimed their child didn’t have the same opportunities to access play, compared to non-disabled children.
Nash College – a Further Education college for young adults (19-25) with a range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in Hayes, Bromley - has just been recognised for providing a good standard of education, being rated as ‘Good’ in all categories in an Ofsted report that was published in relation to the inspection on July 5-7th July 2016. The college is one of the services run by the national charity – Livability.