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“What a Wonderful World” – a full colour 2019 calendar by Shabang!

“What a Wonderful World” – a full colour 2019 calendar, which celebrates diversity and promotes inclusion. Each month features a line from the famous songs plus corresponding Makaton signs & symbols and a whole bunch of wonderful children and young … Continue reading

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Latest ‘Sensory Friendly’ release at Huddersfield’s Odeon Cinema

  Dimensions along with the Odeon Cinema Huddersfield offer monthly ‘sensory friendly’ cinema screenings of recent releases! What makes a screening sensory friendly? The lights will be on low The volume will be turned down There will be no trailers at … Continue reading

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Quiz Night! All Welcome!

You are invited to join us at Lindley Liberal Club on Friday September 30th for Quiz Night! All proceeds will be donated to Huddersfield Down Syndrome Support Group, we hope you can make it! Huge thanks to quizmeister Richard Eastwood … Continue reading

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World Down Syndrome Day – FREE LESSON PLAN for schools

We are excited to share that ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS – a Yorkshire based educational recruitment agency have put together a ground breaking, awareness raising, schools competition and free lesson plan! A wonderful opportunity for school staff to use this ready made … Continue reading

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Shabang! 2016 Calendar OUT NOW!

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Dark Horse Theatre, Huddersfield – Places available!

Dark Horse’s new Studio A course has now begun, and with a few places still available it is not too late to join! Please do share this information, and get in touch with Dark Horse if you know anybody who … Continue reading

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Changing Places facilities at UK airports

    Fantastic  news for families travelling this summer. The Airport Parking Shop have created a blog post all about changing places facilities at a number of UK airports, including Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester and a few others. As part of … Continue reading

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HDSSG do WDSD 2015

  Huddersfield Down Syndrome Support Group marked World Down Syndrome Day 2015 with a huge celebration day for all our members & their families. March 21st 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day. We invited our members … Continue reading

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‘Come Out Of The Shadows’ with Shabang! Up Club.

World Down Syndrome Day 2015

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Safe Places in Kirklees from Mencap

  The Safe Place scheme has just been re-launched as a vulnerable person scheme after 2 years of providing support to people with learning disabilities. Safe Places provides safe havens in busy public places for people to turn to should … Continue reading

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Shabang’s Chromosomes R Us video is a You Tube hit!

  The very talented ‘Up Club’ have made a short film to illustrate how trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome) occurs, it was released on the eve of World Down Syndrome Day, 21.03 as a celebration. The Huddersfield based drama club has … Continue reading

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World Down Syndrome Day 2014!

21st March 2104 marks the 9th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day. A global awareness day that has been recognised by the United Nations since 2012. For WDSD 2014, Down Syndrome International are focusing on: “Health and Wellbeing – Access and … Continue reading

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Contact A Family workshop for parents/carers- 26.03.14

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Quiz Night Fundraiser

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A look back – 2013 for HDSSG

  What a year we have had –  we are thrilled to have welcomed new members to HDSSG – Gabriel, Sophie, Katy and Rueben. SO many exciting things have happened to our group and our members over the last 12 months, here’s a … Continue reading

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