Sparkles is a small, parent-led charity providing speech and language, physio and occupational therapy to pre-school children with Down’s syndrome living in and around Buckinghamshire.

We were formed in 1999 by a group of parents who knew they had to do more to support their children with Down’s syndrome. Funds were raised to start individually tailored speech and language sessions with an independent therapist.

Since then the charity has gone from strength to strength, expanded the therapies they offer, and helped over 100 children make themselves heard in the world, ease their path into childhood and ultimately school.

Today, the therapeutic support that we offer through Sparkles is a valuable addition to NHS services which are not compromised by joining.