Helping children with Down’s Syndrome develop vital life-skills
£10 buys a specialist 'See and Learn First Steps' resource pack.
Along with all the medical complications, Down's syndrome makes it much harder for children like my son to do the basic things like walking and talking. In addition, he is also deaf. I was feeling pretty desperate about his future until we joined DSL...

9 months later and my son is now crawling and making his first attempts at speaking.

Mel Rosenvinge
  Friends of DSL
Who We Are...

DSL’s current patrons are:

Lord Rix:
Brian Rix is President of Mencap, representing decades of experience supporting Down’s Syndrome and disabilities-focused charities.
Ron Harris:
Ron Harris, a former Chelsea FC defender, helped raise the profile of DSL and contributed significantly to its fundraising efforts.


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Vice chair and treasurer:
Andrew Aylwin
Secretary and child protection officer:
Edward Collier
Fundraising officer:
Melanie Rosenvinge
Events officer:
Andrea Ingrassia
Parental link officer:
Sarah (Zaza) Curran

Awards and Recognitions:

In 2008, DSL was given the first ever Lothian Award for services to children with Down’s Syndrome. Set up by the Lejeune Clinic, the national award recognises the organisation that has made the most difference to the lives of children with Down’s Syndrome.

The value of DSL's early intervention service was recognised by the Lejeune Clinic - awarded its first Lothian award ( article/23rd-may-2008/6/ancram-presents-first-lothian-award).

In November 2008 DSL was also awarded “Charity of the Week” on the Optimist World Website.

Therapy session

Learning basic living skills

Downs South London, Registered Charity 1123045.     Registered company number: 6381649.
59 Lyndhurst Grove, London SE15 5AW.