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Down's Syndrome Association
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The Down's Syndrome Association (DSA) is the only organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland which supports people with Down's syndrome at every stage of life.
The Down's Syndrome Association (DSA) is the only organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland which supports people with Down's syndrome at every stage of life.

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The History of Normansfield’s Buildings
Saturday 25 February 2017 | 11am – 12pm
A talk about the development of the buildings at Normansfield from 1868 until 2016 using maps, architectural drawings and photographs.
Normansfield was the home and institution developed by the famous Victorian physician Dr John Langdon Down and his family where a revolutionary and enlightened approach was developed for the care, education and training of people with learning disabilities.
When he arrived in 1868 he bought the White House and over the coming years extended the building. The theatre John and Mary Langdon Down created has been restored and is still in use today with a large Victorian scenery collection.
On the 42 acre site, they set up a farm and workshops with a boat house on the Thames. In 1951 Normansfield became an NHS hospital with new residential buildings including a school, arts centre and hydrotherapy pool. Since its closure in 1997 much of the site has been converted to housing and part of the original building is now home to the Down’s Syndrome Association.
The talk includes new research carried out through a recent U3A project.
Cost: Free.
http://langdondownmuseum.org.uk/talks-and-tours/
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We are seeking a full-time Project Manager to lead and deliver on our activity project DSActive​. Download a job description and application form here - http://bit.ly/1JrkCLx - and please share if you know someone who might be interested. The closing date is this coming Sunday, 20 November.

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Normansfield Theatre Talk and Tour
10am to 12 noon Saturday 15 October 2016
A one hour talk about Normansfield’s Grade II* listed Victorian theatre. The talk will discuss why it came to be built and its purpose in the daily life of the hospital. The fixtures and fittings will be examined in detail. There will be a guided walk around the theatre, stage and back rooms. Also on show will be a selection of restored Victorian flats depicting a variety of scenery. Light refreshments will be provided. Cost: £10 per person.
http://langdondownmuseum.org.uk/talks-and-tours/

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If you're in the Cambridge area tomorrow afternoon, The Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group (CIDDRG) would like to invite anyone who is interested in their work to an information event. You can meet the research team, hear talks about their work and ask questions. This will be of particular interest to the families, friends and staff who support people with Downs Syndrome. Click here for more details - http://bit.ly/2bX6DNA

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In the Footsteps of Dr John Langdon Down
A Walk Around Normansfield
10am to 12noon Saturday 3 September 2016
This tour will begin with a talk about the development of Normansfield and its history through maps and photographs. The group will then set out for a walk around the original Normansfield site locating the position of lost buildings and finding those that remain. This one hour walk is mostly along pavements but will also include some rough paths and grassed areas. The total distance is about one mile. Light refreshments will be provided at the end of the walk. Cost: £10 per person.
http://langdondownmuseum.org.uk/talks-and-tours/
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Young people from the Swindon Down's Syndrome Group complete their training course with Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service - http://bit.ly/2bs7ffj Well done everyone who took part!

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