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Christmas Appeal

The events of 2020 have highlighted the skills and resilience of people with Down syndrome and their families as they took on the challenge of supporting each other and finding ways to stay connected. Our team were innovative in responding with online virtual services including group recreation activities, parent… Read More

International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability, 2020 The third of December 2020 is International Day of People with Disability, a day to increase awareness and understanding of people with disability, and celebrate their achievements and contributions to our community. Our Down Syndrome Advisory Network members shared this message for… Read More

WA Newsletter November 2020

Our eNews is out! Read about the latest Down Syndrome WA events and updates here. You can read our eNews online here. Read our latest Newsletter online… Read More

What’s New – Findings from the Down Syndrome Research Program

What’s New – Findings from the Down Syndrome Research Program at UQ (webinar) The Down Syndrome Research Program at The University of Queensland has been undertaking important work in the field of Down syndrome for over 40 years.  In celebration of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, the Research Program hosted this… Read More

Research – transition to employment

Helping young people with intellectual disabilities make the transition to employment University of Technology Sydney (UTS)  and Onemda (Disability Services & Support Organisation, Melbourne) are undertaking research to better understand how young people (aged 15-25 years) with intellectual disabilities get work experience placements and/or maintain their employment. Read More

Our submission on the National Disability Strategy

Our submission on the National Disability Strategy November 2, 2020 Down Syndrome Australia (DSA) welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Department of Social Services (DSS) on the development of a new National Disability Strategy (NDS). The NDS is a key mechanism for driving inclusive policy and… Read More

Emeritus Professor Trevor Parmenter AM

Keynote speaker at Down Syndrome NSW 40th Annual General Meeting  “40 years on: Much Achieved, Much to be done! Challenges ahead for people with Down syndrome and their families”  Below is recording of Professor Parmenter’s keynote address given at our Annual General Meeting held on 25 October, 2020. Read More

ACTDSA New Patron – Welcome Commissioner Georgeina Whelan

The ACTDSA Committee and staff are excited announce that Commissioner Georgeina Whelan has been appointed as the new Patron of the ACT Down Syndrome Association.   Georgeina Whelan graduated from Officer Training into the Australian Army in June 1988. As an Army Officer Brigadier Whelan deployed to East Timor in… Read More

Valentine Holmes joins Down Syndrome Australia as ambassador

Australian Rugby League star Valentine Holmes joins Down Syndrome Australia as ambassador October 19, 2020 Down Syndrome Australia is pleased to welcome Australian Rugby League star Valentine Holmes as an ambassador for Down Syndrome Australia. Holmes’ older sister April has Down syndrome and she has always been a big… Read More

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