ACARA Consultation

26 June 2016

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) have asked our members if they can participate in an important survey to examine the feasibility of publishing Students with Disability data on the My School website. We would like to urge as many people as possible to participate in this survey which closes on 30 June.

You can find the link to the survey here.

Dance up a storm at the Butterfly Ball

21 May 2016

This Saturday, 28 May marks a special occassion for Down Syndrome Western Australia - is't the 30th anniversary of their Butterfly Ball! 

If you aren't going along, why not support DSWA by joining the #doalittledanceforDSWA campaign? 

Step 1) Record a short video of yourself, your family or friends dancing to your favourite tune in celebration of our 30th anniversary! The video doesn’t have to be too long, 10 seconds will do!

Step 2) Nominate a friend, family member or colleague. (Like the Ice Bucket Challenge!)

Step 3) Pledge a donation at

Step 4) Post the video, with the text we’ve suggested below, on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the handle @DownsyndromeWA and hashtag #doalittledanceforDSWA

I’m doing a little dance for @DownsyndromeWA to raise critical funds and help celebrate 30 years of supporting WA families. It’s your move! I’m donating at, dance anyone? #doalittledanceforDSWA

For more information on the Butterfly Ball, clck here.

Down Syndrome SA Ambassadors Announced

5 May 2016

It is with great pleasure that Down Syndrome South Australia annouced their two new Ambassadors last month.

Amelia Mulcahy (7 News Reporter and Presenter) and the Honourable Chris Kourakis, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Australia, are the perfect role models to promote South Australia's culture of providing support for people with disabilities. 

To read the full media release, click here

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