Down’s Syndrome Scotland’s Family Support Service provides “all through life” support nationally across Scotland.
We undertake professional enquiries through various forms such as telephone, letter and e-mail . We don’t claim to be able to answer every single question immediately, but we are committed to making sure people get the information they need as soon as possible.
Enquiries dealt with previously have included:
- Supporting New Parents (we provide new baby packs free to every maternity unit in Scotland. If you require these please get in touch)
- Feeding – breast feeding, weaning, diet
- Growth and developmental milestones
- Health- screening and health conditions
- Communication and Language development
- Education issues – IEP Targets, classroom support strategies, differentiation, literacy and numeracy
- Transitions planning
- Positive behaviour management
- Friendships and Relationships
- Growing Older
- Staying Healthy
We work jointly with a large variety of professionals supporting adults or children with Down’s syndrome, providing information, strategies and support, although not direct support to the child or adult.
Examples of our work include attending meetings to help transition process through education, joint visits with Health visitors to new parents, attending social work meetings with families to discuss care planning/assessments etc., attending annual reviews, child planning meetings, IEP or CSP reviews, where issues have arisen and we have been asked for input and many more.
Our service can support you so if you have a query, please contact your local Family Support Service Officer or phone us on 0131 442 8840 and we’ll be happy to help!