16 August 2015
Inclusion Australia (formerly the National Council on Intellectual Disability) have been talking to the Commonwealth government about designing a new disability employment support system. They have created a petition about what the new disability employment support system should look like. They have written a letter asking the Australian Down syndrome community to sign the petition, to help make sure people with intellectual disability get the right support to work in the open labour market.
15 August 2015
Down Syndrome Association of Nepal have written a thank you letter to Down Syndrome Association of Northern Territory for collecting donations for them after the devestating earthquakes in April and May this year. The letter outlines what the funds were used for, and we have provided information for you if you would like to help too.
2 July 2015
The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) has secured a $600,000 funding commitment from the Federal Government to work with ten national organisations representing people with disability and their families, including Down Syndrome Australia.
This is the first time that Down Syndrome Australia (DSA) has received funding from the Federal Government. It will enable DSA to develop resources to support new parents and to provide information to adults with Down syndrome about the opportunities the NDIS can bring.