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Submission on the National Disability Employment Strategy

Our submission on the National Disability Employment Strategy May 24, 2021 Down Syndrome Australia (DSA) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the April 2021 National Disability Employment Strategy Consultation Paper. The paper proposes 4 key priority areas: 1)  Lifting employer engagement capability and demand2)  Building employment skills, experience and confidence… Read More

Submission to the Royal Commission on Inclusion

Our submission to the Royal Commission on Inclusion May 17, 2021 Inclusion is important because it gives me a sense of belonging. Involvement in the community shows that people with disabilities can contribute to their society. We are capable and creative! – Ms Naomi Lake (DSA Health Ambassador) This… Read More

A very lucky family

Aileen Too wasn't expecting to get pregnant with her fourth child, but when Will was born she was surrounded by love and support. Read More

Becoming a Leader training sessions

DSAN member Kylie Scott at the Down Syndrome Australia Becoming a Leader training in NSW. By Kylie Preston, National ILC Project Manager  This year Down Syndrome Australia has started running our Becoming a Leader training sessions across the country. These sessions are part of The Pathways to Independence project, and… Read More

Day 21: Michael

International advocate and DSAN Chair Michael Sullivan is passionate about being a voice for people with disability. He shares why it is important to speak out about important issues. 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

Day 13: Rohan

42-year-old Rohan Fullwood worked at McDonalds for almost 20 years before deciding to retire last year. Now he has an exciting new job he is looking forward to starting. Read More

Day 20: Jason

Jason had worked at a big fast-food chain in Sydney’s eastern suburbs for five years when COVID-19 changed everything. Not only did they have to stop work for a little while, all of Jason’s social activities stopped too. Fortunately, he still got to keep his job, just some of the tasks changed. Jason shares his story for World Down Syndrome Day 2021. Read More

Day 19: Alannah

24-year-old Alannah lives with her parents in regional Victoria. She has worked hard to get her L plates and her goal is to one day have a full licence. Alannah shares how having a licence will help her stay connected to her community and live with independence. Read More

Day 18: Olivia

Olivia Sidhu from Sydney has a bright outlook for her future. She is working hard to achieve her goals and wants to make a positive difference to her community. Read More

Day 17: Peter

Artist Peter Rowe says being connected to your community is very important. He shares what it has been like to stay connected this past year during COVID-19, and how he has continued to work on creative projects. Read More

Day 16: Adam

Adam says triplets, like any type of relationship, are just the same. He says what makes the relationship with his brothers extra special is that he has Down syndrome. Read More

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