Going to School Books by Cornwall Down's Syndrome Support Group

Going to School – MAKATON Signs & Symbols

Use Makaton and Signs to further aid communication!

Use as a talking tool for any child starting school or promote conversation about what happened during their day for children already at school. You can also create your own personalised visual timetable, a great aid for visual learners.

Going to School Books

Cornwall Down’s Syndrome Support Group are now selling the popular Going to School Books on our website. They are currently available for sale individually, packs of 10 or bulk purchases of 40.

Welcome to the Cornwall Down's Syndrome Support Group's Website

a charity run by families affected by Down's syndrome living in Cornwall.
CDSSG What we do

What we do

We offer families a chance to meet, socialise and share information, friendship and support. During the year we organise many fun days out and trips away as well as our annual winter party.

Our new parent support team warmly welcomes parents with a recent diagnosis.

Join Us CDSSG

Join Us

Membership is free and we hold regular drop in sessions around the county where we can signpost our members to services that may be beneficial in an informal setting with entertainment for the children provided.

If you are interested in becoming a member, download a form today.

CDSSG Support Groups

Support Groups

These groups provide an ideal opportunity for families to meet with others, chat, share experiences and information whilst the children play.

We run 2 groups “Looking Up” aimed at 0 – 5 year olds and “Moving Forward” for children age 5+ (all families welcome).

Fundraising CDSSG

Fundraising

Fundraising is not only key to building awareness of our cause but also vitally important to the survival of the Charity. Yearly events are organised for all to come along to, enjoy and support.

You can also make a donation online please visit our online Virgin Giving page.

Going to School book now available to buy!

The second book in the Looking Up series is flying off the shelves
find out more

We are busy promoting our Going to School book on social media, here are some recent instagram posts!

LATEST NEWS …

If you're a Mum or Dad you'll know just how daunting those first days at school can be. So a group of Cornish parents whose children have Down's syndrome have created a photo book to help not just their children cope with their first days at school - but all pupils.

Posted by BBC Breakfast on Thursday, 2 February 2017

CDSSG on BBC Breakfast – going to school book inclusion downs syndrome

A group of Cornish parents whose children have Down’s syndrome have created a photo book to help not just their children cope with their first days at school – but all pupils.

read more

Upcoming Events

Fri 20

Looking Up & Moving Forward Group – St Blazey

October 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
St Blazey Cornwall
United Kingdom
Sun 22

Lappa Valley Steam Railway Park – 22nd October

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Newquay Cornwall
United Kingdom
Tue 24

Moving Forward Group – Chaos Truro

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Truro Cornwall
Thu 26

Looking Up Group – Bodmin

October 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Bodmin Cornwall
United Kingdom
Nov 01

Chaos Youth Club 11+

November 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Truro Cornwall

“Looking Up” & “Going to School” books available to buy!

The ordinary journey of extraordinary children

Looking Up Book


lookingupbook

Going to School Book

goingtoschoolbook

The Looking Up Series have been created by the parents of the Cornwall Down’s Syndrome Support Group and feature pictorial stories following the early years in the lives of some of their children and starting school.

How to Order

Purchase Going to School books from our shop, for Looking Up books please visit Edge of Time . If you would like to order in bulk, please email sales@cdssg.org.uk for prices, thanks!