Submission to the Disability Royal Commission on Health Issues
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.
The submission raises the concerns we have heard about, including:
- Abuse and neglect in relation to prenatal screening and the misinformation and coercion experienced by families
- Concerns around access to care during the COVID-19 crisis and the fears families have about people with disabilities not being priorities if there is a scarcity of health resources
- Ongoing concerns about the adequacy of health care and access to services for people with intellectual disability.
You can read the full submission to the Commission here.
Submission to the Disability Royal Commission Health Issues Paper in Word
Submission to the Disability Royal Commission Health Issues Paper in PDF