Down Syndrome Liverpool actively encourage our young people to be involved in the education and training of professionals who have such a say in their lives and dispel the myths and misconceptions that general public may have about Down Syndrome.
Shauna Hogan regularly speaks to schools, Universities and colleges about her life. Along side her dad John they delivered a zoom session to Health & Social care students at Liverpool Hope University in October. John speaks about being a parent of someone with Down Syndrome means and what helps and hinders the progress of someone with DS.
Daniel Daley and his mum Francesca have spoken at DS Workfit conferences showing what is means to a young person with Down Syndrome to be in paid employment. They show how important that the confidence and self-esteem gained from a working environment is to Daniel and others with DS.
In 2019 some of our young people took part in The Tell it Right Start it Right training to doctors & midwives at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital. Beth Ryan, Leah Jones and Shauna Hogan talked about how they live their lives, their achievements and their hopes for the future.
They deliver a powerful message that goes some way to dispelling the perceptions of what living with Down Syndrome means.