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Interested in coaching footballers with a disability?

Here’s some information on the next Coaching Disabled Footballers Course the West Riding County FA are running to support the delivery and quality of the West Riding County FA Disability Football Development Plan. There has been a tremendous amount of … Continue reading

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Max’s Media Experience

  You may already be familiar with Max from seeing his brilliant blog ‘Living Life To The Max!’ right here on our website. You may also know he’s been doing some brilliant work placements, including his latest as part of the ‘Bridging … Continue reading

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Huddersfield BOK Swimmers excel at the Special Olympic Games, Bath 2013

    Our Borough Of Kirklees Special Needs Squad based at the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield; their amazing coaches and families returned triumphant from the Special Olympic Summer Games today. Jack Drennan, Aisling Connelly, Zoe Rank, Ruben Reuter, Joanne Kempley, … Continue reading

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Eureka release winter dates for additional needs clubs & more!

Eureka National Children’s Museum in Halifax have released dates of their up coming holiday and Saturday Clubs exclusively for children with additional needs. Saturday clubs for children with Down Syndrome are taking place on 23rd, 30th November & 7th December. … Continue reading

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New funding changes for children with SEN in mainstream settings – a parents guide.

  The Council for disabled children has put together a very useful guide explaining the new funding changes and children with SEN in mainstream schools in a briefing for parents. Please read on:  

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Swimming Smiles – HDSSG model Jack features on major Huddersfield road!

  Huddersfield Down Syndrome Support Group’s Jack Davies can’t be missed as you drive along Castlegate – Huddersfield’s ring road. His 6 foot high image and beaming smile are part of an advertising campaign from Kirklees Council promoting the new … Continue reading

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How Huddersfield celebrated 21.03.13!

  Today (21.03.13) HDSSG celebrated World Down Syndrome Day. We were not alone! We were thrilled with the support of local businesses, schools, families and friends that embraced the day with us.  Our local newspaper the Huddersfield Examiner featured us in … Continue reading

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World Down Syndrome Day 2013!

21st March 2013 marks the 8th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day. A global awareness day which has been recognised by the United Nations since 2012. Shabang Inclusive Learning, based at The Watershed in Slaithwaite and Huddersfield Down Syndrome Support … Continue reading

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HUM TUM for adults with learning disabilities in the Asian community

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Think BIG Think BOLD

 

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LIFEWORKS – for people 18+ with a learning disability in Kirklees

   

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Role MODELS hit the headlines!

  It’s been a whirlwind couple of months for HDSSG member Jack Davies. After been ‘spotted’ whilst at school and asked if he would model for a new council project and then coincidentally being invited by Eureka Children’s Museum to another photo … Continue reading

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New swimming sessions for under 5’s with additional needs

  Top Huddersfield swim coach Gemma Ripley is launching a new swimming session exclusively for children under 5 with an additional need. The sessions will run from 4 pm till 5pm at the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield  and one … Continue reading

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Cerebra voucher worth £350 to help with cost of wills & trusts

  We all know how easy it is to put off making a will, especially given how expensive it can be, but when you have child with a disability it becomes that little bit more important to think about the … Continue reading

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Just some of the fantastic rolemodels here in Huddersfield!

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