We're the national voice for Down syndrome

Down Syndrome Australia is made up of eight State and Territory associations providing support, information and resources to people with Down syndrome and their families across the country. The associations have come together to represent and progress the needs, interests and aspirations of people with Down syndrome and those that support them.

Membership of your State or Territory Association provides much-needed funds and links you in with the latest information and resources – and especially the vibrant community of people with Down syndrome, their families and supporters.

Make sure you head to your local state or territory website for information local to your area! 

UN Committee’s Outcomes Report on Australia

27 September 2019

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities published its findings in its September review of Australia’s progress in meeting its obligations under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). 

Down Syndrome Australia calls for an end to discrimination on the basis of disability in migration policy

5 August 2019

Down Syndrome Australia (DSA) is pleased to learn about changes to the migration requirements for people with a disability which were revealed today. We are disappointed, however, that these changes do not go far enough to end the discriminatory approach of preventing migration based on the hypothetical cost of the disability. See full media release

 

Website survey: tell us what you think

17 June 2019

Down Syndrome Australia is working with the state and territory Down syndrome associations to build a new national website. We would like to ask you a few questions so that we can build a new site that meets your needs.  Would you complete this three-minute survey and tell us what you think? There is also an Easy Read version of this survey.

Election 2019: Party policies on disability issues

16 May 2019

With just a few days to go until polling day, we thought it was a good time to have a last look at how the Liberal, Labor and Greens parties have responded. DSA has developed a document comparing the policies of the three major parties on disability specific issues.