We are here to support people with Downs Syndrome, their families and to raise awareness of the positive contribution people with downs syndrome make to society. As parents first and members of Sundowns second we strongly believe in taking a positive attitude towards our children’s future. The last 15 to 20 years have seen great changes in people’s attitudes towards the education of children with Down’s Syndrome and the acceptance of young adults in the work place.
We feel that we owe it to the parents who were fundamental in making those changes happen, not to settle for what has already been achieved but to continue to push the boundaries further. We also feel that we have a responsibility to help the older generation of adults who have not been given the same opportunities afforded to our children and the generations to come.
Most importantly we believe that no one should have to cope with the practicalities and emotions of raising a child who has Down’s Syndrome on their own.
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