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Down Syndrome Australia’s Statement on Covid-19 Vaccination

International research has shown that adults with Down syndrome are at significantly greater risk of serious illness or mortality if they contract Covid-19. Down Syndrome Australia (DSA) has been in regular communication with the Government regarding our concerns about the increased risk faced by people with… 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

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

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

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

Submission to the Royal Commission on Employment

Our submission to the Royal Commission on Employment October 8, 2020 This week Down Syndrome Australia provided the Disability Royal Commission with a submission on Employment. We believe it is critical that the Royal Commission acknowledge that segregation of people with disability is a violation of the UNCRPD and… Read More

Health Ambassador Position

We’re hiring! Down Syndrome Australia is very excited to announce we are recruiting a number of casual Health Ambassadors to assist in the implementation of our new ILC grant ‘Improving health outcomes for people with Down syndrome through improved communication with Health professionals’. The Health Ambassadors will help doctors… Read More

Submission on the Disability Standards for Education

Our submission on the Disability Standards for Education September 18, 2020 This week Down Syndrome Australia provided the Department of Education, Skills and Employment with a submission on the 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education. The Disability Standards for Education 2005 (Standards) seek to ensure… Read More

Submission to the Royal Commission on Rights and Attitudes

Submission to the Royal Commission on Rights and Attitudes 25 August, 2020 This week Down Syndrome Australia provided the Disability Royal Commission with a submission on their issue paper on ‘Rights and Attitudes’. I am pleased that the Commission is examining this important issue.  So often, abuse and neglect… Read More

Health Survey for people with Down syndrome

Health Survey for people with Down syndrome Down Syndrome Australia has launched a new project to improve health outcomes for people with Down syndrome. We’d like to understand the experiences that people with Down syndrome have when visiting a doctor or health care worker. Your feedback will help doctors and health care workers… Read More

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