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! 

National Survey

20 February 2017

Down Syndrome Australia is collecting information from people with Down syndrome and their families.  We will use this information to improve our services and supports and to represent your views to Government. You can complete the survey here or download a copy of the Easy Read version of the survey.

Submission to Medical Services Advisory Committee

3 February 2017

Down Syndrome Australia has provided the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) with a submission regarding our concerns around adding Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening (NIPS) to the Medicare Benefit Scheme.

MSAC submission- Word Document        

MSAC submission- PDF

Endless Possibilities - Brisbane Education Conference

27 January 2017

Down Syndrome Queensland is hosting an innovative conference for everyone living, working or supporting students with additional needs. The conference will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of March.  For more information or to register please go to the Endless Possibilities website.

Registrations close on 22nd February 2017.

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.