News

People with disability organisations critical to an NDIS future

9 December 2015

CEO of the Australian Federation of Disability Organisationas and spokesperson for Disability Australia, Mr Matthew Wright, welcomed the recent announcement and call for bi-partisan support for long-term stability and funding for people with disability organisations that were critical in achieving the NDIS.  

You can read the full media release here.

Stevie Payne and the Melbourne Cup

15 November 2015

Stevie Payne is now a household name, and he and his sisters huge success have helped lift the profile of, and show the amazing things that can be achieved by people with Down syndrome. There has been a flurry of media attention, so why not click through to read all the stories and and watch all the interviews! In particular, Down Syndrome South Australia CEO, Maureen Lawlor, was asked to write an article for the Adelaide Advertiser. It's a moving and beautifuly written article that reiterates an important message for the rest of Australia to take note of - most young people with Down syndrome can look forward to a long, fulfilling life.

October - Step UP! for Down syndrome

2 October 2015

Step UP! for Down syndrome is an event to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Week in October.

Step UP! Is about awareness in the community, and it’s also an important annual fundraiser for state and territory Down syndrome associations, to help with essential support services for people with Down syndrome and their families.