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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.

Don't mess with the NDIS

Down Syndrome Australia calls on the Premiers and Prime Minister not to delay the NDIS rollout and to guarantee that funding based on the individual needs of people with disability will be honoured.

The NDIS is crucial for people with Down syndrome and their families across Australia, who expect that their elected representatives will stand by their commitment to fund the support needs of people with disability.