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!
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)
21 March 2018
A media release from DSA on World Down Syndrome Day, 2018. Read the full release here.
20 March 2018
Olivia has some great advice for people who want to achieve the accolades she has in her life.
‘I have loved every minute going to my local school. Living close by really helped. My parents don’t have to drive me and I can walk to Theatre-Sports and swim training. I learnt to be organised and independent.
Things got hard in Grade 10 when…’ (read the rest of this story here)
19 March 2018
Sarah is only five years old but already has an impressive modelling portfolio as one of the many faces of Kmart and Target in Australia. Not only is she helping to improve diversity in advertising, Sarah is also having a lot of fun at the same time. Read Sarah's story here. #WhatIBringToMyCommunity #WDSD18