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Christmas Appeal

The events of 2020 have highlighted the skills and resilience of people with Down syndrome and their families as they took on the challenge of supporting each other and finding ways to stay connected. Our team were innovative in responding with online virtual services including group recreation activities, parent… Read More

Lots of Socks – World Down Syndrome Day 2021

Down Syndrome New South Wales invites your school or business to take part in “Lots of Socks” 2021 The aim of Lots of Socks day is to raise awareness of Down syndrome among students, staff and the community as well as raise funds for Down Syndrome NSW. It is a… Read More

Introduction to Key Word Sign

Tuesday 8th December, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Join us for this introductory Key Word Sign information session. This session will provide the opportunity to learn some signs to use with your child. The session will also provide the opportunity for families to connect and share their questions and strategies… Read More

Information session for parents of children aged 6-12.

Join us for our free Down syndrome specific information session for parents of children aged 6-12 Thursday 26 November, 10am -11.30am This casual yet informative session will be a great opportunity for you to connect with other parents and find out about services and supports available to… Read More

Early Years Information Session

Join us for our Early Years Information Session for parents of children aged 0 – 5 Saturday 28 November, 1pm – 2.30pm This casual yet informative session will be a great opportunity for you to connect with other parents, learn more about Down syndrome and… Read More

Research – transition to employment

Helping young people with intellectual disabilities make the transition to employment University of Technology Sydney (UTS)  and Onemda (Disability Services & Support Organisation, Melbourne) are undertaking research to better understand how young people (aged 15-25 years) with intellectual disabilities get work experience placements and/or maintain their employment. Read More

Emeritus Professor Trevor Parmenter AM

Keynote speaker at Down Syndrome NSW 40th Annual General Meeting  “40 years on: Much Achieved, Much to be done! Challenges ahead for people with Down syndrome and their families”  Below is recording of Professor Parmenter’s keynote address given at our Annual General Meeting held on 25 October, 2020. Read More

Up Up & Away Teens – December

Music, Dance & FUN!  Saturday 5 December – Christmas fun  Are you excited for Christmas? Do you have a favourite Christmas song? Lets have some fun and celebrate the end of the year. Bring your Mums & Dads, brothers & sisters to join in the fun. We will… Read More

Up Up & Away Teens – October

Music, Dance & FUN!  Saturday 31 October – Bring a musical instrument Last session, many of our participants brought out their musical instruments to play along. So this session, we are going to see how you play. If you don’t have an instrument ….bring along a pot and… Read More

Up Up & Away Teens – November

Music, Dance & FUN!  Saturday 14 November – Movement and dance  Have you got a fancy dance move to show us? Can you stretch and touch your toes? How do you move to music? Bring your Mums & Dads, brothers & sisters to join in the fun. We… 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

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