Welcome to the elliec.co.uk, a place founded to share our personal experience within the extra-ordinary world of Down Syndrome.
Here we will share with you facts, our opinions, and up to date news all within our blogs.
The aim of the elliec.co.uk website is to be a handy go-to all within one place to help you with support and information.
My name is Sharon, mum to Ellie and Billy.
Ellie was born with Trisomy 21 (T21), otherwise known as the extra chromosome and commonly referred to as Down Syndrome, in 2009 and, whilst a shock at the time, has so far made many smiles and help change the stigma of what people perceived of life with Down Syndrome only a few years ago.
Times are changing with more knowledge, more research and more inclusion. Today you will see many inspiring people with Down Syndrome do exactly the same as others; school, work, get married and live independently and not enough people know about this and it needs to change.
This is a website to share our journey and many others along the way to help educate you about Down Syndrome (T21) so you can feel inspired, share with your children and learn about a common genetic condition and the effect it has on both child and family. Hopefully, you will see that Ellie is no different to her friends she just has an extra chromosome.
If you are reading this and you have a child with Down Syndrome and would like to know where your local community is, please message me through email; email@example.com or via our facebook page
If you would like to work with me, please do get in touch again via email or page as above.
Sharon & Ellie
Billy & Jason