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DSQ Support Coordination Getting Results!

If you’re like most of Down Syndrome Queensland’s families, you are struggling to manage all the changes to your supports as a result of COVID-19 along with understanding all the recent NDIS announced changes.  Down Syndrome Queensland (DSQ) are pleased to announce that they can now offer support coordination to… Read More

Support Coordination and COVID-19

The NDIS have recently announced additional information on the changes to support co-ordination the key points are highlighted below; · If you already have support coordination in your plan but need more hours to help you manage everything, you can pay for those hours out of your core budget (assuming… Read More

Tell us how we can support you in SA

Tell us how we can support you in SA Are you a person with Down syndrome living in South Australia? Are you a family member or an individual supporting a person with Down syndrome? Our new South Australian Information Service would like to hear from you about what information you need and… Read More

Are You Really Ready to Include Me?

Down Syndrome Queensland (DSQ) is proud to release its latest information video entitled, “What is Inclusion?”, produced in collaboration with students from the Griffith Film School and Pullenvale State School.  The short, 4-minute video showcases the difference between integration, perceived inclusion and true inclusion in a classroom environment.  The… Read More

New information service in South Australia

New information service in South Australia 2020 has been a big year of change, and Down Syndrome Australia (DSA) understands that people with Down syndrome and their families across Australia are looking for ways to connect and support each other. In many cases the Down syndrome State and Territory organisations are providing new… Read More

Submission to the Disability Royal Commission on Health Issues

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… Read More

ACTDSA’s new website

ACT Down Syndrome Association have a new website, as part of the Federation of Down syndrome associations across Australia. You can find out all about our latest events, news and services. You can also find our contact details and get in touch. There are some wonderful resources in… Read More

World Down Syndrome Day 2020

The international theme for World Down Syndrome Day 2020 is We Decide. People with Down syndrome have the right to make decisions about their lives and to be included in all aspects of the community. On 21st March this year, we’re hosting videos and messages from our supporters and community online. Join our celebration of World… Read More

Help Celebrate People with Down syndrome on World Down Syndrome Day!

March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day, when people all around the world celebrate the lives and achievements of people with Down syndrome, creating a global voice, advocating for the rights, inclusion and wellbeing of people with Down syndrome. The theme for World Down Syndrome Day this year is “We… Read More

Changes to DSQ Events and Programs due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

At Down Syndrome Queensland our focus is and will continue to be the safety and wellbeing of our members, community and staff. We have reviewed the situation and after careful consideration of the current advice, have taken the decision to cancel the following upcoming events and programmes between today and… Read More

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