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DSE works to improve early intervention and education for children with Down syndrome everywhere. We support scientific research and provide evidence-based resources and services to help over 120,000 parents and professionals in 170 countries each year.

DSE transforms the lives of young people with Down syndrome by improving understanding of their learning needs and by helping families and professionals to provide effective support, early intervention and education. Our goal is to improve outcomes for all children with Down syndrome, helping them to lead more independent, productive and fulfilling lives.

What's new

See and Learn First Counting kits now available in the UK

Our new See and Learn First Counting kits are now available from our UK store (and coming soon in the US). Find out more...

See and Learn First Counting now available for iPads

See and Learn First Counting - the first step in our new See and Learn Numbers programme is now available for iPads. Find out more...

DSE to present to over 1,000 people from Adelaide to Anchorage

In just three months, DSE speakers will reach over 1,000 parents and teachers across the globe. Find out more...

About Down Syndrome Education Enterprises CIC

Down Syndrome Education Enterprises CIC is a nonprofit social enterprise owned by Down Syndrome Education International, a UK registered charity. We develop and supply specialist resources and expert services to support better education and early intervention for children with Down syndrome worldwide. Proceeds from the sales of our products support future research and development to further improve outcomes for children with Down syndrome.

Books and teaching materials

We publish books, films and teaching materials offering practical guidance for parents, therapists and teachers.

Our books, films and teaching materials are available from online stores in the UK and the USA.


We are developing apps combining detailed information, clear guidance and evidence-based educational activities designed to support reading and language, speech, memory and number skills development.

Our apps are available from the Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon and the Windows Store.


We regularly present conferences and webinars, and we are developing new online learning courses.

Please contact us via if you are interested in hosting a DSE conference.

A Reading and Language Intervention for Children with Down Syndrome (RLI)

Our Reading and Language Intervention for Children with Down Syndrome (RLI) is an evidence-based programme designed to teach reading and language skills to children with Down syndrome. RLI incorporates best practice in structured activities delivered in fast-paced daily teaching sessions. It was evaluated in a randomised controlled trial and found to improve rates of progress compared to ordinary teaching.

RLI provides individualised reading and language instruction designed to meet the particular learning needs of students with Down syndrome. It is based on interventions that have been shown to be beneficial for other children experiencing language and reading difficulties, and incorporates the principles of best practice for all children.

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