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1300 344 954

We are the National peak organisation for people living with Down syndrome and their families

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We are the National peak organisation for people living with Down syndrome and their families.

People with Down syndrome are at the centre of all the work that we do.

We work with the Down Syndrome Advisory network to get their ideas and suggestions about our work.

We work to create change in social and public policy.

We want to make sure people understand the experiences of people with Down syndrome and their families. All our work is informed by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

We work together with state and territory organisations to achieve our vision.

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Our Vision

People living with Down syndrome are valued and have full access to social and economic inclusion in order to achieve their full potential.

Down Syndrome Australia

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Down Syndrome Australia is the national peak organisation for people with Down syndrome in Australia.

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This means bringing together and working with the other Down syndrome associations around the country.

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People with Down syndrome are at the centre of all the work we do.

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We work with the Down Syndrome Advisory Network (DSAN). This is a group of people with Down syndrome who give us their ideas and suggestions about our work.

A mother, father and daughter stand together outdoors

We want to make sure people understand the experiences of people with Down syndrome and their families.

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Our work helps the government and the community to make changes that help people with Down syndrome.

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We use the United Nations Convention on the Right of Persons with Disabilities to guide us in our work. This tells us all about the rights of people with disabilities.

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There is a free webinar about COVID vaccines next week for people with intellectual disability, their families and supporters. 
Only 100 spaces so register now.

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8 hours ago

Have your say about mental health for people with intellectual disability.

UNSW 3DN would like to hear about how to make it easier for people with intellectual disability to find mental health support. 

The study is open to people with intellectual disability who:
•        are over 18 years old
•        have sought help for physical or mental health 
•        live in NSW

Find out more here.
https://www.downsyndrome.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Flyer_Talking-with-people-with-ID_Easy-Read.pdf

Have your say about mental health for people with intellectual disability.UNSW 3DN would like to hear about how to make it easier for people with intellectual disability to find mental health support. The study is open to people with intellectual disability who:• are over 18 years old• have sought help for physical or mental health • live in NSWFind out more here.https://downsyndrome.org.au/wp-content/uploads/… ... See MoreSee Less

22 hours ago

Congratulations to actress Julia Hales from WA, who has won the ‘Individual Distinction’ award in the HESTA Awards for her work advocating for the inclusion of people with Down Syndrome 👏👏👏

Keep up the great work Julia!

Congratulations to actress Julia Hales from WA, who has won the ‘Individual Distinction’ award in the HESTA Awards for her work advocating for the inclusion of people with Down Syndrome 👏👏👏Keep up the great work Julia! ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago

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Well done, WA is so proud of you xxx

What an achievement, congratulations Julia!

Thats a great achievement congratulations Julie u have a beautiful smile

Congratulations beautiful lady. Well done. Keep up great work

Great achievement Julia! Congratulations ⭐️❤️

Good job, so proud of you!

Congratulations

Congratulations Julia!

Congratulations Julia. XX XX

Well done Julia - you are amazing! Such an inspiration 🥰

Congratulations!

Congratulations Julia.

Good work congratulations sweetheart ❤

Congratulations ♥️♥️♥️

Great work,Julia Congratulations 👏👏👏🥰🥰

Congratulations Julia, Erin & I thought it was truly great working with you last year.

Congratulations Julia. So well deserved.

Bravo

Fantastic, thanks for all your great work Julia! 🙌

Congratulations Julia 👏🎊

CONGRATULATIONS 👏 Julia💖 God Bless you Dear❤️🕊

Congratulations clever, young lady. 💗

CONGRAULATIONS

Congrats Julia. You’re a great role model to everyone with Down Syndrome and beyond. 🌼

Well Done Julia Awesome Achievement

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Down Syndrome Australia

18/71 Victoria Crescent, Abbotsford VIC 3067

1300 344 954

info@downsyndrome.org.au

Media enquiries media@downsyndrome.org.au

Pre-natal and New Families

1300 881 935

Contact your state or territory Down Syndrome Association to speak to a parent of a child with Down syndrome.

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