The World Down Syndrome Congress – SEC, Glasgow 24 – 27 July 2018

As part of preparations for this year’s World Down Syndrome Congress, taking place at the SEC, Glasgow from the 24th – 27th of July, Glasgow Welcomes has partnered with the Glasgow Convention Bureau, VisitScotland and the SEC to offer a free and bespoke awareness training session.  The session, which took place mid-March, was delivered by trainers from the Down’s Syndrome Association, and informed participants on how best to give a warm Scottish and Glaswegian welcome to the delegates, by understanding their specific requirements.

The trainers at the awareness session supplied participants with practical hints and tips as well as a factsheet to cascade to colleagues within their organisation.

Facts about Down’s syndrome

  • Down’s syndrome is a genetic condition caused by the presence of a full or partial third copy of chromosome 21 in the body’s cells, it is not a disease.
  • Children with Down’s syndrome are likely to have delays in speech and language skills which will affect their communication, interactions and education.
  • People with Down’s have the same feelings and moods as everyone else.
  • Many children with Down’s syndrome attend mainstream school and many adults can live independently and hold down jobs.

Little’s are proud to support clients with varying needs and requirements and therefore possess an extensive fleet which allows us to provide services for conferences such as the World Down Syndrome Congress.