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Join the Down Syndrome CEN

Join the DS CEN

We offer 3 membership options for the DS CEN:
 

Full membership

for current members of RCSLT (either as a therapist, therapy assistant or student). 

Associate membership

available to those who have relevant current research and/or published research affiliated with a university. 

Friend of the DS CEN

anyone can register as a friend of the DS CEN and be added to the mailing list. We encourage professionals working with children and adults who have Down syndrome (including OTs, teachers, Teaching Assistants) and particularly parents to join. 

Full membership
(available to RCSLT members)

Full member: to be a full member you must be a current member of RCSLT (either as a therapist, therapy assistant or student). This membership includes access to meetings, CPD events/study days, supervision opportunities and journal clubs. Membership costs £10 per year (which runs March-Feb). Please complete the online form found here Join the DS CEN. You will then be sent an invoice and once payment is received your details will be passed to RCSLT and you will be given full access to all member only areas. (Please note, if you join part way through the year you will be charged for the full £10, however recordings of presentations from previous meetings and study days along with any other information (e.g., newsletters, group summaries) will be made available to you). 

Associate membership
(available to those who have relevant research and/or
published research affiliated with a university)

Associate member: to be an associate member you must have relevant research and/or published research affiliated with a university. This membership allows access to meetings, CPD events/study days, research discussion opportunities and journal clubs. Membership costs £10 per year (which runs March-Feb). Please complete the online form found here: Join the DS CEN. You will then be sent an invoice and once payment is received your details will be passed to RCSLT and you will be given full access to all member only areas. (Please note, if you join part way through the year you will be charged for the full £10, however recordings of presentations from previous meetings and study days along with any other information (e.g., newsletters, group summaries) will be made available to you). 

Friends of the DS CEN

Friends of the DS CEN: Although the Down Syndrome CEN is one of RCSLTs CENs for speech and language therapists, we are really keen to work with non-speech and language professionals to develop this group. Therefore, anyone can register as a non-speech and language professional member and become a Friend of the Down Syndrome CEN which is free of charge. We particularly encourage parents and professionals working with children and adults who have Down syndrome (including OTs, teachers, Teaching Assistants and those coordinating local groups) to join. This membership includes regular updates from the Down Syndrome CEN following meetings and study days. Information about training, support and opportunities including information on research projects, will be shared via newsletters and via the website. We will also hold online meetings to hear from you re SLT experiences and how we can work with you to improve these for children and adults who have Down syndrome

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