SUPPORTING CHILDREN WITH DOWN'S SYNDROME
AND THEIR FAMILIES IN DORSET
Downright Perfect supports children with Down's Syndrome and their families by providing access to professional services and resources to support development and organising events. We are entirely volunteer run and wholly rely on the generosity of individuals, organisations and companies in our community to fund our activities.
WHAT WE DO
New & Expectant Parent Support
We have a dedicated volunteer to support new and expectant parents who are adjusting to the news that their baby has Down's Syndrome.
We run twice monthly term time groups for 0 - 5 year old children with Down's Syndrome. Throughout the year we arrange for experts to visit the group to provide advice to parents.
Financial Grants for Therapies & Resources
We offer financial grants to help towards the cost of therapies such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech & language therapy and music therapy or the purchase of resources to support development.
Parent Counselling services
Through an external provider we offer counselling services to parents and carers.
New Baby Hospital Packs
We provide local maternity units with packs of information and goodies to be given to new parents who have had a baby with Down's Syndrome.
Day trips and family events
Regular social events for young people with Down's Syndrome of any age and their families to meet up and have fun.
We are working to engage with medical and educational professionals as well as our wider community to provide accurate information and dispel some outdated myths.
Information and peer support workshops for parents and carers.