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Magnus's Many Musical Talents

Magnus Turpie is a musician from Edinburgh. He has been hit hard by lockdown, and with the withdrawal of his Day service, has spent 11 of the past 12 months at home and unable to connect with his friends and other musical pals at all, other than by Zoom. In spite of this difficult period […]

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Kids Rock 21 and Choir 21 Share their Hopes and Dreams

Kids Rock 21 is a group for pre-school and primary aged children lead by Katy Lironi. Over the last month, we have been talking about our favourite things to do and put together this song which they joined in helping sing and sign along. Choir 21 is our group for anyone over 10 to come […]

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Georgie's Stunning Landscapes

Georgie is 16 and has recently taken up art and painting as a hobby. Her mum Ann tells us a bit about Georgie and her paintings. Georgie often says “Oh wow!” when she sees a beautiful view. She took a photo of the sunset and wanted to paint it. Here’s a clip of her putting […]

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Sam's Wonderful Wildlife Photography

Sam Pattison is a keen and talented photographer, his Mum Carol tells us a bit about how his interest in photography developed and what he has done so far. "Sam used to swim for Scotland and GB Downs Syndrome team. He swam at four DS world championships. Portugal. Taiwan. Italy and Mexico. When he gave […]

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Award-winning choreographer and dance artist Neil

Neil Joseph Price was born on the Island of South Uist in the Western Isles.  After moving to Glasgow and progressing through school and college, Neil embarked on a highly successful sporting career with Special Olympics travelling to all corners of the globe representing Scotland and Team GB.  He even became one of the Olympic […]

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Megan's Ice Skating Success

Megan is a gold medal-winning Ice Skater who has competed in Scottish, British and International Skating competitions. Her Mum Siobhan tells us a bit more about Megan's experiences: "Megan is 19 and has a dual diagnosis of Down Syndrome and Autism. She is very active and has won many Gold medals through Inclusive and Special Olympic […]

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Matilda's debut single Invisible

Matilda wrote Invisible while on holiday with her family in rural Italy in 2015. She wanted to record the song to remind her of happier times and to celebrate World Down’s Syndrome Day.  The video is a joint project with Matilda and her sisters with Amelia on backing vocals and Flora producing and editing the video. […]

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Andrew's 21 in 21

Thank you to Andrew who has been doing 21 minutes of rhythmic gymnastics training each day since the start of the month as his 21 in 21 challenge. Thank you for your support and we hope that you have been enjoying taking part Andrew, you are wonderful! You can read Andrew's story and show your […]

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Ava's 21 in 21

A huge thank you to Ava and her mum Cara who have been taking part in 21in21 this month. On WDSD, the final day of their challenge, Ava and Cara will walk round Heritage Loch 21 times, which will total 15 miles!! Thank you both so much for your incredible support, you are amazing. You […]

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Support Take A Step Forward with a social media Twibbon

You can show your support for Take A Step Forward by adding a Twibbon to your Facebook or Twitter profile picture! Simply visit twibbon.com/support/take-a-step-forward/ to add yours. Be sure to tag us @dsscotland and share your pictures with us as well.

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