RODS is a registered charity run by volunteer parents who have all had a child with Down’s Syndrome. Together we aim to help local people with Down’s Syndrome live full and rewarding lives, reaching their full potential.
We offer support to families around all aspects of Down’s Syndrome. We provide a newsletter to members giving information updates and opportunities to create community through our social gatherings and trips
RODS can also provide training and information to professional bodies who may wish to know more about the condition, raising awareness, removing barriers to inclusion and challenging outdated perceptions of Downs’ Syndrome.
Makaton is an alternative way of communication using both spoken word and signs.
RODS can also offer bespoke training to anyone Medical/Professional/Teaching/parents etc who wish to learn an alternative way of communication for anyone with special needs. This can be tailored to your own specification.
We have a Licensed Makaton Regional Tutor who will get in touch on request.