News

Step in the right direction on federal funding

2 July 2015

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) has secured a $600,000 funding commitment from the Federal Government to work with ten national organisations representing people with disability and their families, including Down Syndrome Australia.

This is the first time that Down Syndrome Australia (DSA) has received funding from the Federal Government. It will enable DSA to develop resources to support new parents and to provide information to adults with Down syndrome about the opportunities the NDIS can bring.

The Special Proposal wins Bronze Lion at Cannes

2 July 2015

The Special Proposal, the heartwarming video produced by international advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi with support from Down Syndrome Australia and other international Down syndrome associations, has won a prestigious Bronze Lion award at the 2015 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. 

DSA Welcomes Senate Inquiry into Education of Students with Disability

18 June 2015

Down Syndrome Australia (DSA) welcomes the Senate inquiry into the education of students with disability in Australia, which was secured by the Federal Opposition with the support of Independent MPs yesterday. The inquiry will consider the social, economic and individual benefits of improving education opportunities for students with disability – along with the impact of funding decisions.