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! 

December 3: International Day of People With Disability

3 December 2018

Down Syndrome Australia acknowledges and celebrates International Day of People With Disability (IDPWD) on December 3. This year's theme is empowering people with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.  

WDSC 2022 Logo Competition

2 October 2018

The World Down Syndrome Congress (WDSC) is coming to Brisbane in 2022 - and we're excited! 

Down Syndrome Australia invites people with Down syndrome from all over the world to help design a logo for the congress.

Will you Step UP! for Down syndrome?

27 September 2018

Down Syndrome Australia has released two videos to promote the Step UP! for Down syndrome events that are happening across Australia during October as part of Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

NDIS brings positive change but falls short in key areas

27 September 2018

Down Syndrome Australia’s 2018 national survey has found people with Down syndrome and their families are receiving more support than ever before but there are problems with access to the NDIS and the level of knowledge about Down syndrome. 

2018 National Survey Results (pdf)

Comment by Down Syndrome Australia CEO Dr Ellen Skladzien.