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Coronavirus advice for people with Down syndrome

In this article we have pulled together some information to address some of the questions we have been getting from our members on Coronavirus and the impact on someone with Down syndrome.  Essentially the advice for our members with Down syndrome is to take the same precautions as other members… Read More

Submission to the Disability Royal Commission on Education and Learning

Submission to the Disability Royal Commission on Education and Learning Down Syndrome Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Royal Commission regarding Education and Learning. Our response focuses on issues relating to the experience of people with Down syndrome and responds to section 3.3 regarding education… Read More

Down Syndrome QLD Appoints Two Board Members

Following a rigorous process, Down Syndrome Queensland (DSQ) Chairperson David Fuller today announced the appointment of two new Directors – Kim Stokes and David Cahill. Mr Fuller said, “We had an amazing response to the advertised position, with a range of highly qualified candidates. I am confident that the addition… Read More

National Journal – Voice

Voice Produced by Down Syndrome Australia, Voice includes content from contributors all over the country, including people with Down syndrome. To become a member, or to renew your membership please use these links: Become a Member… Read More

World Down Syndrome Day

On this day, 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. Click here to go to the Down Syndrome International website: http://www.worlddownsyndromeday.org/ World Down Syndrome Day is… Read More

SHAID Clinic Hobart

Down Syndrome Tasmania are pleased to announce a new partnership to better service the health needs of adults with Down syndrome in Tasmania.  Down Syndrome Tasmania is providing funds in 2017 to allow the SHAID (Specialist Healthcare for Adults with Intellectual Disability) clinic to hold additional clinics specifically for adults… Read More

World Down syndrome Day 2018

March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day, which has been officially recognised by the United Nations since 2012. On this day, 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… Read More

Easy Steps to Inclusion

All of the resources you need in one place. The DSWA Easy Steps to Inclusion archive includes loads of useful resources for community groups/small businesses, mainstream service providers and people with intellectual disability and their families. Each of the online areas are aimed at providing information and resources… Read More

Our CEO’s blog on prenatal screening and ‘Up the Duff’

There are moments when I reflect on how much progress has been made over the past few decades for people with Down syndrome and their families. People with Down syndrome are living longer, healthier lives than ever before. For most families the NDIS has been transformative and has enabled… Read More

Open letter to the author of ‘Up the Duff’

Dear Kaz Cooke, RE: Portrayal of Down syndrome in “Up the Duff” I am writing to you as CEO of Down Syndrome Australia on behalf of the Down syndrome community.  I was incredibly disappointed and alarmed by the portrayal of Down syndrome in the recently released 2020 edition of Up the… Read More

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