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! 

DSA Patron on WDSD 2018

26 March 2018

Last week we were very fortunate to have the attendance of our Patron, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia at our Parliamentary Morning Tea for World Down Syndrome Day in Canberra. His Excellency addressed our audience of politicians, families and organisational members and you can read his full speech here. 

Motion Passed in Parliament

23 March 2018

Down Syndrome Australia sincerely thanks Senators Brown, Reynolds and Steele-John for the following important motion in the Australian Senate yesterday, World Down Syndrome Day 2018. Click here to read the full motion. 

WDSD 2018 by Claire Mitchell

22 March 2018

Claire Mitchell, one of our DSAN members has a lot to say for the Down syndrome community. Read what she had to say at our WDSD Parliamentary Morning Tea here. 

World Down Syndrome Day 2018 – Day 21

21 March 2018

Michael is an experienced member of DSA’s Down Syndrome Advisory Network and has excellent advice for overcoming barriers.

‘As I like to say, I don’t just want to walk through the middle of the community unnoticed. I actually want to be part of it. But there are big barriers to getting out there. Sometimes it is hard to know what is out there for us and whether we will be welcomed in our community…’  (read the rest of this story here)

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