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Upcoming DS CEN Events

The following meetings and events are open to full members and associate members only.

DS CEN Journal Club meetings

This club has now merged with the Research Group

DS CEN Research Group meetings

Mon 8th July '24

The aim of this group is to support members in becoming involved in research, in whatever way(s) fit you and your busy schedules. This might be through promoting opportunities to access research funding and research training, participating in ongoing research, and/or developing your own ideas and proposals for research projects. Please do come along and help to shape the research group for your research needs and ambitions.

DS CEN Website Group meetings

Tuesday 9th July '24

We are delighted to have completed Phase 1 and the new website is up and running with general information about the various groups and opportunities Phase 2 is the members’ area and this is under development and will contain information about previous meetings once complete. Please come along to this short meeting to have your say on the members’ area and the information you would like to see included as Phase 3 is decided!

DS CEN working group around guidance for SLTs and Down syndrome meetings

Date TBC

The aim of this group is to develop guidance for speech and language therapists that is specific to working with children and adults who have Down syndrome. One of the main themes to come out of the relaunch of the Down Syndrome CEN was that members want information on evidence-based practice and research. This group is focussing on the possibilities and options of how to develop ways of providing this information for SLTs. Please do come along to the meetings and join this group in developing guidance.

DS CEN Members' Summer term meeting

Monday 8th July '24

The topic this term is “Working with peers.”  Dr. Susan Foster-Cohen will deliver a presentation covering “The language of inclusion: conversations between friends with and without Down syndrome.”   Following the presentation, we will use breakout rooms to discuss implications for practice and how we work with peers.


We will also provide feedback regarding the “Key information for SaLTs: Addressing SLCN in Down syndrome” document.  Our AGM will take place at the end of the meeting to include a Treasurer’s Update and information on committee roles. 

DS CEN Peer supervision group meetings (all ages)

Thurs 4th July '24

Supervision groups offer a welcoming and supportive space to reflect and learn from one another.


The structure of each group is decided by the members of the group, but frequently focuses on a chosen topic or questions e.g., speech, evidence based resources, working with Teaching Assistants (TAs) to deliver intervention etc. All levels of experience welcome.

Register for upcoming meetings: Full & Associate DS CEN Members only

If you are a full or associate member and would like to attend any of our meetings, please visit our registration page:

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