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StepUP! is Returning in 2021

Through September and October, we will be celebrating StepUP! – Australia’s largest annual Down syndrome fundraising and community event. These events bring people together to socialise, challenge themselves and enjoy activities and entertainment whilst raising public consciousness of diversity within the community. StepUP! is dedicated to improving the lives of… Read More

April Newsletter

You can read our latest newsletter online or download a PDF version. You can also browse the sections of what’s in this month’s issue via the links below. In This Issue Board Update: Strategic Plan  CEO… Read More

Hiring: Communications and Fundraising Officer

We’re Hiring! Communication & Fundraising Coordinator Are you looking for the opportunity to shape the communications function and make a difference?  Reasons to Join the Team Purpose-driven organisation with the vision to support people with Down syndrome to achieve their full potential in all life stages Small, committed team where… Read More

Covid-19 Immunisation chat with GP Dr Aline Smith

I encourage all of those seeking to better understand Covid-19 immunisation options and the rollout to listen to the very practical and informative session led by Dr Smith held today 23/3/21. A Powerpoint presentation with key resources and a summary of highlights can be found here. And a copy… Read More

World Down Syndrome Day at NSW Parliament House

A small group of members visited NSW Parliament House On Thursday 18th March 2021 to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. We thank Hon. Gareth Ward (NSW Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services) for hosting the event and for giving us the opportunity to speak with government representatives to help… Read More

NDIS & Nominees – Important process for parents and carers!

Is your teen with Down syndrome turning 18? Are you their Child Representative at the NDIS? If you are, act quickly before their birthday! Recently a young person who had just had their 18th birthday got something unexpected for their birthday– the gift of 100% responsibility of communicating with the… Read More

NDIS Assessments

Thursday, 11 March 2021  ‘We’re People, Not Numbers’  Disability Groups Plea with MPs to Halt New Assessment Model  An unprecedented alliance of disability representatives, providers and advocates will today urge their elected representatives to press pause on plans which would undermine the integrity of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. … Read More

WA Newsletter February 2021

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

Our submissions to the NDIS

Our submissions to the NDIS Independent Assessments Over the last seven years the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has fundamentally changed how Australians with a disability get access to the supports they need.  The NDIS has been life-changing for many.  In the Down syndrome community, people have been able to use their… Read More

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