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Club21 : online success

In Victoria we have seen a whirlwind of Club21 activities over the last three months! We’ve run 55 online activities in April and May, we’re mostly through June’s 39 activities and we’re not stopping yet! Club21 has been filling every day of the week with a broad range of activities. There… Read More

Claire Mitchell appointed to Down Syndrome Australia’s Board

Claire Mitchell appointed to Down Syndrome Australia’s Board 4 June 2020 We are excited to announce that Claire Mitchell has accepted a position on the Down Syndrome Australia Board as an Independent Director.  Claire is passionate about being a voice for people with Down syndrome. Claire believes in having a… Read More

eNews from Down Syndrome WA

eNews from Down Syndrome WA May 29, 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 eNews online You can also download a copy… Read More

UP!Club & Teen Camps

POSTPONED DUE TO CURRENT RESTRICTIONS Down Syndrome NSW operates Social Connection camps for adults and teens with Down syndrome regularly throughout the year.    Our camps are an opportunity for people to come together in a safe environment where they can learn new skills, make new friends and grow confident… Read More

New national Down syndrome website

New national Down syndrome website 3 June 2020 Down Syndrome Australia has launched a new comprehensive and interactive national website which provides resources and information about Down syndrome and a fresh new look for the federation of Down syndrome associations. This two-year project connects people with Down syndrome, families, friends… Read More

Media release

Death of young girl in Brisbane unacceptable Down Syndrome Australia is incredibly saddened to hear about the death of 4-year-old Willow Dunn from Cannon Hill in Brisbane. “The neglect or abuse of any child is not acceptable,” Down Syndrome Australia CEO Dr Ellen Skladzien says. “Children with disabilities, as any other… Read More

Our new SA Facebook page

Our new SA Facebook page 25 May 2020 The new Facebook page for our Information Service in South Australia is now up and running! This page is for people with Down syndrome and their families to find information about living with Down syndrome in South Australia. You can follow the… Read More

South Australia Information update

South Australia Information service Our Information Service SA is now up and running.  I’m Samantha Roach and I have taken on the role of Information Officer. As a local mum of a child with Down syndrome, I’m looking forward to finding ways to connect the community in South Australia.  Here are some things to look out for. We’re launching… Read More

Medical Services Advisory Committee makes NIPS recommendation

Medical Services Advisory Committee makes NIPS recommendation As many in our community would be aware, over the last several years the Government has been considering an application for Non-invasive prenatal (NIPS) screening to be publicly funded. This is the blood test which is available from  the 10th week of pregnancy. This… Read More

School Advocacy and Supports for Families Throughout Queensland

Did you know that DSQ can assist with supporting you and your child in their learning environment?  This can include; Discussing effective communication strategies for you to feel heardSupporting you with stakeholder meetingsSupporting you through the IEP / ISP process In conjunction with our Education Consultants, we can also support… Read More

Diversity in the Classroom – 17th September, 2020

Diversity in the Classroom: Tips for Teaching Students with Down syndrome Presented by Learning Support Officers Sharon Melhuish and Karen Garrity, and Biologist Kelli Gowland. Topics will include: What does it mean for a person to have Down syndrome? How does Down syndrome impact a students learning and inclusion in… Read More

Support Leah’s fundraiser

Support Leah’s Haircut fundraiser Within our T21 community here in Brisbane there is a beautiful little 3 year old girl called Leah.  She has a gorgeous smile, infectious laugh and stunning long blonde hair. When her mum posts pictures of this gorgeous little lady everyone comments on her beautiful long… Read More

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