Stevie Payne and the Melbourne Cup

16 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.

Open letter from DSA in regards to the NDIS in WA

2 October 2015

Down Syndrome Australia has written an open letter to the Western Australian Minister for Disability Services Helen Morton, to express concern about the debate around the roll out of the National Disabilty Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the WA My Way scheme in Western Australia.