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World Down Syndrome Day in the media

There's plenty of exciting things happening today around the country and the world, in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day. As Jackie Softly, Independant Director at Down Syndrome Australia, says in her wonderful article on ABC's Ramp Up this morning, "Here in Australia, we do a lot of celebrating on World Down Syndrome Day - we're Aussies, after all, and jump at any chance to have a good time! All around the country today, you'll see events being held, information in the media, and a bunch of fundraising going on, to sustain the peer to peer support services in each State. But mostly, you'll simply find Aussies with Down syndrome celebrating with their families and friends."

To keep you updated on the media coverage we're seeing around the country, check out our media page - we will continue to update it as things are published. You can also follow us on Twitter (@DownSyndromeAu) for all the latest. And we'd love to see your photos and hear your stories about your day, so please feel free to post them to our wall on Facebook.

Happy World Down Syndrome Day!

Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day 2014

Friday March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day, which has been officially recognised by the United Nations since 2012.

On this day, people all around the world will be celebrating the lives and achievements of people with Down syndrome, creating a global voice, advocating for the rights, inclusion and wellbeing of people with Down syndrome. 

Read on for more about T4321, Health and Wellbeing – Access and Equality for all, and two amazing videos produced for World Down Syndrome Day 2014…

Update on our call for the abolition of the BSWAT

Late last year we reported on Our Line in the Sand, a joint submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission calling for the abolishment of the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool (BSWAT).

DSA, together with the National Council on Intellectual Disability and the other peaks, continue to support the right of workers with disability to the dignity of a fair wage.