We're the national voice for Down syndrome

Down Syndrome Australia is made up of eight State and Territory associations providing support, information and resources to people with Down syndrome and their families across the country. The associations have come together to represent and progress the needs, interests and aspirations of people with Down syndrome and those that support them.

Membership of your State or Territory Association provides much-needed funds and links you in with the latest information and resources – and especially the vibrant community of people with Down syndrome, their families and supporters.

Make sure you head to your local state or territory website for information local to your area! 

DSP Hearing

24 November 2016

The Department of Human Services has responded to DSA’s concerns about the recent discussion of Down syndrome at the DSP hearing in Canberra. We continue to have concerns about the inability of the senior bureaucrat to respond to a question of whether Down syndrome could be cured.

Read the letters sent to and received from DHS here.

DSA responds to Lateline Story on prenatal testing and support

10 November 2016

The Lateline story tonight highlights the need for better information and support for families who receive a high probability result of Down syndrome during their pregnancy. It’s essential that information is provided to support decision making in regards to testing and responding to results.

Read the full story online, or download the full PDF media release

DSA AGM November 2016

9 November 2016

Last week DSA Board Directors and state Executive Officers braved the humidity and heat of Darwin for their AGM, but any fears that were held regarding the weather by us southerners quickly melted away. There truly is no place like the NT.

Read the full story online or download the full PDF story

DSA wins bid for World Down Syndrome Congress

1 November 2016

We are pleased to announce that after a competitive bidding process, Down Syndrome Australia has been selected by Down Syndrome International to host the 2022 World Down Syndrome Congress in Brisbane. 

Read the full story online or download the full media release PDF