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StepUP! is Returning in 2021

Through September and October, we will be celebrating StepUP! – Australia’s largest annual Down syndrome fundraising and community event. These events bring people together to socialise, challenge themselves and enjoy activities and entertainment whilst raising public consciousness of diversity within the community. StepUP! is dedicated to improving the lives of… Read More

April Newsletter

You can read our latest newsletter online or download a PDF version. You can also browse the sections of what’s in this month’s issue via the links below. In This Issue Board Update: Strategic Plan  CEO Update  COVID-19 Update  Our Events… Read More

Casual Support Worker

Are you looking to: Get your foot in the door with the casual role Work with adults with Down syndrome Work On-site, on-line location + outings in the Sydney area For an Immediate start Down Syndrome NSW is an organisation championing the right of people with Down syndrome to have… Read More

Information and Engagement Officer

About this Role Location: Sydney (Parramatta) Job Type:  Permanent part-time (18 hours / week) Closing date:  Wednesday, 12 May 2020 Working as part of a small, committed team, you will be an essential linkage point for members of Down Syndrome NSW and other stakeholders including health professional, teachers and community… Read More

Hiring: Communications and Fundraising Officer

We’re Hiring! Communication & Fundraising Coordinator Are you looking for the opportunity to shape the communications function and make a difference?  Reasons to Join the Team Purpose-driven organisation with the vision to support people with Down syndrome to achieve their full potential in all life stages Small, committed team where… Read More

UP!Club April Events

See what’s happening this month   Here is the monthly program of all UP!Club online sessions and face to face outings This event is for Up!club members with Down syndrome aged 18 and above Dates See flyer for individual date of event Location See flyer for information on the online… Read More

Covid-19 Immunisation chat with GP Dr Aline Smith

I encourage all of those seeking to better understand Covid-19 immunisation options and the rollout to listen to the very practical and informative session led by Dr Smith held today 23/3/21. A Powerpoint presentation with key resources and a summary of highlights can be found here. And a copy… Read More

World Down Syndrome Day at NSW Parliament House

A small group of members visited NSW Parliament House On Thursday 18th March 2021 to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. We thank Hon. Gareth Ward (NSW Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services) for hosting the event and for giving us the opportunity to speak with government representatives to help… 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


  Join Dr Aline Smith for a Q&A session on the COVID-19 Immunisation Date: Tuesday 23 March 12.30 – 1.30pm (via zoom)  COVID 19 Join Dr Aline Smith for a Q&A session on COVID 19 Immunisation  on Tuesday 23 March from 12.30 to 1.30 pm Come along with your questions… Read More

Up Up & Away – Liverpool LifeGate Church Dance Party

Saturday 20 March for Kids & Teens (4 -17) with Down Syndrome and their siblings.  2pm – 3.30pm Free Event • 45 minute dance lesson• Selfie photo station• Craft activities• Connect with other parents What to Bring:Active wear for kids BYO water bottle/snacks LifeGate… Read More

World Down Syndrome Day breakfast at Canowindra Showgrounds

Join us to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day Date: Sunday 21st March 8am-11am Our friends at the Scrapheap Adventure Ride will be holding a World Down Syndrome Day Ride to Canowindra in Central NSW on the weekend of 20-21st March. We would like to invite our members and supporters … Read More

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