The Dreamhouse; will it make a difference in real life?

DSA would like to emphasise that our comment on The Dreamhouse, currently screening on the ABC, is not critical of the individuals and families who chose to take part, and we hope our revised release conveys this, while still reflecting our concerns.

The heartbreak of low expectations

Down Syndrome Australia (DSA) was greatly saddened to read the story of baby Gammy in today’s Fairfax media:  Australian couple leaves Down syndrome baby with Thai surrogate.

“Everyone in the Down syndrome community is heartbroken to see those attitudes played out with such devastating consequences for baby Gammy and his family.

DSA congratulates chairman Angus Graham OAM

Down Syndrome Australia (DSA) is delighted to congratulate our inaugural Chairman, Mr Angus Graham, on being awarded the Medal in the Order of Australia in the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Mr Graham was instrumental in bringing Down Syndrome Australia to life three years ago and in his time as Chair has steered the organisation through many challenging times.