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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! 

Immediate actions required in Response to Coronavirus (COVID19)

3 April 2020

Down Syndrome Australia has joined with more than 70 other disability organisations to write to the National Cabinet about our concerns relating to the response to COVID-19 for people with disabilities. 

We have outlined 10 urgent actions which must be taken to protect the lives of people with disability during the COVID-19 crisis.

Read more and download a copy of the open letter here.

 

New Information service in South Australia

3 April 2020

During these tough times it’s important we all stay connected, which is why we are excited to welcome our new Information Officer Samantha Roach to the DSA family.

She will be providing information and supports to the Down syndrome community in South Australia, and is the process of organising future opportunities for you to receive information and connect online.  You can get in touch with Samantha at infoSA@downsyndrome.org.au and let her know how she can best provide information and connections in South Australia.

Find out more about the new information service here.

 

Submission to the Disability Royal Commission on Health Issues

2 April 2020

Down Syndrome Australia has provided a submission to the Disability Royal Commission on the Health Issues paper. 

Our submission addresses a number of key issues experienced by people with Down syndrome and families when accessing health care. Read here to find out more about our submission.

 

World First Down Syndrome App launched

21 March 2020

Down Syndrome Australia (DSA) is pleased to launch the Ask About Down Syndrome App on World Down Syndrome Day today. This is the world’s first app providing information about Down syndrome, which has been developed alongside people with Down syndrome.