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ACT Down Syndrome Association leads the way in building an inclusive community for people with Down syndrome and intellectual disabilities.

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The ACT Down Syndrome Association (ACTDSA) aims to improve the quality of life for people with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities by providing support and information to their families, carers, schools, employers and other organisations.

ACTDSA also aims to increase awareness of the abilities and needs of people with Down syndrome through our programs, events and activities.

ACTDSA actively works within the community to assist in the removal of barriers for people with a disability to access mainstream services.

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ACT Down Syndrome Association leads the way in building an inclusive community for people with Down syndrome and intellectual disabilities.

Our Mission

ACTDSA works with individuals and families through lifelong engagement to enable them to reach their full potential as active and contributing members of the wider community.

ACTDSA collaborates and builds relationships with business, government and community organisations to create better outcomes for all of society.

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Have your say on the draft Disability Access and Inclusion Plan!We need as many members of Canberra’s disability community as possible to have their say on the draft Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.Canberra Health Services wants to improve how they provide services and care for people with disability and their families and carers.Before finalising the plan they want to make sure it contains actions that will improve their services. We need you to share your knowledge.The consultation closes this Friday 21 January so don’t delay!Get involved → yoursayconversations.act.gov.au/chs-disability-access-inclusion-plan ... See MoreSee Less

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Have your say on the draft Disability Access and Inclusion Plan!

Down Syndrome Australia recently provided input into the New Disability Employment Support model being developed by Department of Social Services.People with intellectual disability have worse outcomes in terms of access to open employment and award wages.Data from the NDIA shows that only 2.5% of adults with Down syndrome are in open employment. There are so many barriers people with Down syndrome face when trying to get a job, so it is imperative that the New Disability Employment Support Model identifies evidence-based strategies to support people with Down syndrome in securing mainstream employment.Read the submission here: www.downsyndrome.org.au/.../DSA-Disability...DSA recently provided input into the New Disability Employment Support model being developed by Department of Social Services.People with intellectual disability have worse outcomes in terms of access to open employment and award wages.Data from the NDIA shows that only 2.5% of adults with Down syndrome are in open employment. There are so many barriers people with Down syndrome face when trying to get a job, so it is imperative that the New Disability Employment Support Model identifies evidence-based strategies to support people with Down syndrome in securing mainstream employment.Read our submission here: www.downsyndrome.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/DSA-Disability-Employment-submission_PDF_2021.pdf ... See MoreSee Less

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Down Syndrome Australia recently provided input into the New Disability Employment Support model being developed by Department of Social Services.
People with intellectual disability have worse outcomes in terms of access to open employment and award wages.

Data from the NDIA shows that only 2.5% of adults with Down syndrome are in open employment. There are so many barriers people with Down syndrome face when trying to get a job, so it is imperative that the New Disability Employment Support Model identifies evidence-based strategies to support people with Down syndrome in securing mainstream employment.

Read the submission here: https://www.downsyndrome.org.au/.../DSA-Disability...

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Be a part of the conversation in developing a new Disability Health Strategy for the Canberra community! Check out the post below 😊Be part of the conversation in developing a new Disability Health Strategy for the Canberra community!ACT Health invites community members with disability and carers of people with disability to help inform the development of the new ACT Disability Health Strategy. The aim of the Disability Health Strategy is to ensure better health outcomes for people with disability, their families, and carers.If you would like to be involved, you can express your interest to be a member of the steering committee or to be an ally of the project. Applications close at 5pm on Friday, 25 February 2022.To find out more, please visit: health.act.gov.au/act-disability-health-strategyAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability and people with disability from a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse background are encouraged to apply. ... See MoreSee Less

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Street address: Room 24, Building 1, Pearce Community Centre, Collett Place, Pearce ACT 2607
Postal address: PO Box 717, Mawson, ACT 2607

Phone: 02 6290 0656
Email: admin@actdsa.org.au
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 4.00pm

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