Coffee and Chat 0-15 years – 3rd Saturday of EVERY month

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DSV are offering the opportunity to get together with other Victorian parents each month in an informal online format. Our peer catch-ups are a great chance to meet other parents, share information and experiences. 

A lady holding a baby.

Who are these sessions for?

These sessions are suitable for parents who have a child with Down syndrome aged 0-15 years. We also periodically run coffee and chat sessions for parents of older teens and adults which you can take a look at here.

Expected learning outcomes:

  • Connect with other parents and carers
  • Share information and experiences
  • Peer support
  • Updates from DSV

Workshop dates:

All sessions will be run from 11:00am-12:00pm on the third Saturday of every month. Click the links below to register, and mark the dates in your diary for those that are not yet open for registration:

18 July 2020

15 August 2020

19 September 2020

17 October 2020

21 November 2020

19 December 2020

16 January 2021

If you have any questions contact


Sonia Bonadio, Family Support Manager, DSV

This session will be facilitated by our Family Support Manager Sonia Bonadio. Sonia is a social worker and a parent of a child with Down syndrome and has worked with services in the disability sector, mental health, maternity services, protective services and early intervention. In 2016 Sonia worked as a MyTime Facilitator for DSV and thoroughly enjoyed her time facilitating the group, providing her with a great opportunity to gain understanding and knowledge in many areas relating to families who have or who are caring for children who have Down syndrome.