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Sunshine & Smiles

Support, Friendship & Fun

Improving the lives and opportunities of people with Down syndrome and their families in Leeds.

 

Latest news

Leeds Marathon - Thank you, Emily & Ben

Leeds Marathon - Thank you, Emily & Ben

17th May 2024

We’d like to give a huge thank you to Emily Drake and Ben Coulson, who both ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon last Sunday to raise money for Sunshine & Smiles!

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Research: Transition from Mainstream Primary to Special Secondary School

Research: Transition from Mainstream Primary to Special Secondary School

17th May 2024

Sarah Magill is seeking to interview 8-12 parents/carers who have a child in Year 7 or 8 at a state special school but went to a mainstream primary school.

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George Webster Talk

George Webster Talk

17th May 2024

At this special event, he will read excerpts from his books This is Me? And Why Not? And will talk about his life, his career and how we are all unique, all talented and special. 

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Yorkshire Ability Triathlon

Yorkshire Ability Triathlon

10th May 2024

On Sunday 19 May a team of amazing young people from Sunshine & Smiles will take part in the Yorkshire Ability Triathlon at Leeds Beckett University. 

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Interplay Theatre Sensory Open Days

Interplay Theatre Sensory Open Days

10th May 2024

Fun, free arcade game-themed creative sessions at Interplay National Sensory Theatre

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Leeds SEND Services Update

Leeds SEND Services Update

10th May 2024

Dan Barton, Deputy Director (Learning) at Leeds City Council, has issued a letter regarding the next stage in the improvement of SEND service in Leeds.

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Upcoming events

Individual Support Sessions

Individual Support Sessions

Every Monday
Next date: Mon, 20th May 2024 - Fri, 24th May 2024

9:30am-2:30pm: Face to face, phone or video support available

Ruth's Speech and Language groups

Ruth's Speech and Language groups

Next date:
Mon, 20th May 2024

Ruth's Speech & Language Groups

Sunbeams (Ages 0-4)

Sunbeams (Ages 0-4)

Every Monday, 10:30-12:00
Next date: Mon, 20th May 2024

Join us with your little one for play and a cuppa, with some singing and signing too

Makaton Signing for Babies and Families

Makaton Signing for Babies and Families

Next date:
Mon, 20th May 2024, 12:30-13:30

A six week course to learn some Makaton signing

Early Development Group - Busy Bees

Early Development Group - Busy Bees

Next date:
Tue, 21st May 2024, 10:00-11:30

Using tools & resources to encourage development

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