About Down's Syndrome
Down's Syndrome is the most common
cause of learning disability. It occurs at
random in about 1 in every 700 births
and is caused by the presence of an
extra chromosome in every cell in the
body. Nothing the parents did during
pregnancy or before can have caused DS. It is rarely hereditary and cannot be caught or passed on.
There is no cure for DS. However, there
are many things that can be done to help
a child reach his or her full potential
and to lead a happy and fulfilling life.
To speak to a DISC member or for details of the
DISC drop-in morning, call our answer service on
0794 7054370
We promise to return your call within 24 hours


DISC is a voluntary body founded by the
West of Scotland Branch of Down's Syndrome
Scotland. The organisation operates under
a strict code of confidentiality, impartially
and respect.

There is no charge for this service, which is provided entirely by volunteers.


Down's Information Support and Contact

Active Listening
Support & Information
for families affected by
Down's Syndrome
DISC can provide:
bullet Confidential, non-judgmental support for families affected by Down's syndrome 
bulletHelp with access to information relevant to D.S.. e.g. benefits, rights, respite, health issues
bulletAccess to other families for mutual support
bulletSupport and resources for hospital staff dealing with families
bulletAnte-natal support and information
bulletTalks and resources for health and education professionals
bullet Regular Drop-In Mornings and local Coffee Groups


West of Scotland Branch home

Page Two