Other Organisations

The following links have been included as we believe the websites contain good quality , useful information. DSMIG is not however responsible for the content and does not necessarily endorse all the information they contain.

The Down’s Syndrome Association – England Wales and N.Ireland www.downs-syndrome.org.uk

Down’s Syndrome Scotland www.dsscotland.org.uk

Down Syndrome Ireland www.downsyndrome.ie

The Down’s Heart Group dhg.org.uk 


Intellectual Disability Interactive training site for medical students and health professionals created by St. George’s Hospital Medical School and the Down’s Syndrome Association. www.intellectualdisability.info

Len Leshin Medical information site written for parents by an American paediatrician – Dr Len Leshin. Also useful for healthcare professionals. Some useful abstracts from recent papers. Some information not relevant to UK practice. www.ds-health.com

Mosaic Down Syndrome (USA) A parent support site from the USA which has specific information about mosaic Down’s sydnrome which is useful for healthcare professionals. www.mosaicdownsyndrome.com

UK National Down Syndrome Cytogenetic Register Unique information from the largest existing DS births database. Currently over 14,000 anonymous registrations. At least 95% ascertainment. Up to date information about uptake and outcome of prenatal diagnosis, cytogenetics and a range of demographic factors. www.mds.qmw.ac.uk/wolfson/ndscr/

OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man) Site from the National Institutes of Health that gives very comprehensive genetic information. Search the OMIM database for “Down syndrome”. Access ref #190685. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/omim/

Down Syndrome Education International DSE works to improve early intervention and education for children with Down syndrome everywhere. www.dseinternational.org