Take a Step Forward

... for Change

Take a Step Forward

Down's Syndrome Awareness Week -  18th to 24th March 2024

World Down's Syndrome Day - Thursday 21st March 2024


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Please join Claire, Rachel, Ryan, Sarah and Tom's Movement For Change, and let's make life more equal for everyone with Down's syndrome living in Scotland.



Society and its support for people with Down’s syndrome has come a long way in the last 40 years, but even today, people with Down’s syndrome still face inequality in many aspects of their lives.

This Down's Syndrome Awareness Week we invite you to #TakeAStepForward and join our Movement For Change, celebrating the value and contribution of people with Down’s syndrome to Scottish life.

We still have a lot to do in tackling discrimination and prejudice, if we are to create truly equal opportunities for everyone living with an extra chromosome.

To get involved in making a change by raising awareness and funds, check out the rest of our website, or why not contact the Team who will be delighted to help and support you in any way they can...

T: 0300 030 2121             E: takeastepforward@dsscotland.org.uk



There are lots of ways you can fundraise and #TakeAStepForward this Down's Syndrome Awareness Week, and champion our Movement For Change for every individual with Down's syndrome in Scotland.

Whether you set yourself a unique personal challenge or get together with family, friends or work colleagues, we have 3 fabulous fundraising activities for you to Register and Take Part in.

The choice is yours, which challenge will you take on this Down's Syndrome Awareness Week?


Lots Of Socks

Wear your brightest, most eye-catching odd socks and have fun raising awareness and vital funds for Down’s Syndrome Scotland.

Tea for 21

What better way to celebrate Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week than over a cup of tea…and a slice of cake. Celebrate by hosting a Tea for 21 party with your friends or colleagues and raise money for Down’s Syndrome Scotland.

21 in 21

21 in 21 is your challenge to make your own. Whether it’s walking a mile a day for 21 days with the family, doing 21 press ups or taking on a bigger challenge of cycling 21 miles in one day. Why not give yourself a challenge and raise vital funds for Down’s Syndrome Scotland at the same time.

Our 4 Big Dreams

We want to help everyone living with an extra chromosome to achieve their fullest potential. Please join our Movement For Change and #TakeAStepForward for people with Down’s syndrome in Scotland, and together we can help them realise their 4 BIG Dreams...

1. Getting a good job

2. Ensuring their health needs are met

3. Having a great plan for when they leave school

4. Living well in their local community


Read our latest updates...

World Down's Syndrome Day 2023 - Thank You

A massive thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate World Down's Syndrome Day yesterday! Here are just some of our favourite photos from the day! It really was an amazing celebration of people with Down's syndrome! #WDSD2023 #extrachromosomeextralove

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Lots of Socks Colouring

Want to design your own pair of colourful odd socks? We would love to see all your creative designs and colouring. You can download a template below to colour in your own pair of socks! Be sure to send your pictures to us at takeastepforward@dsscotland.org.uk or post them on social media and tag us @DSScotland!

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Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn to hear more about our Movement For Change and our plans this Down's Syndrome Awareness Week between Monday 18th to Sunday 24th March 2024, including how you can get involved in our 3 fantastic fundraising activities or challenges, and let's celebrate World Down's Syndrome Day together on Thursday 21st March 2024.

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If you have any questions or would like more information about how you can get involved in our Movement For Change and #TakeAStepForward this Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week …