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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.

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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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Around 1–2% of people with Down syndrome have mosaic Down syndrome. 

Find out more about mosaic Down syndrome in our latest resource.

https://www.downsyndrome.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/DSA_Down-syndrome_mosaic_web.pdf

Around 1–2% of people with Down syndrome have mosaic Down syndrome. Find out more about mosaic Down syndrome in our latest resource.https://downsyndrome.org.au/wp-content/uploads/… ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago

One of the greatest challenges that we face is peoples attitudes. People with Down syndrome experience all the same emotions as everyone else and should be a part of their own health decisions. It is important that you speak directly to us and use terms we understand not medical jargon.

Meet Olivia, our new Health Ambassador from Sydney,

Olivia is passionate about making sure people with Down Syndrome are involved in making decisions about their health.

She says health care workers need to stay calm, be kind and have patience with her.

We agree Olivia.

"One of the greatest challenges that we face is peoples attitudes. People with Down syndrome experience all the same emotions as everyone else and should be a part of their own health decisions. It is important that you speak directly to us and use terms we understand not medical jargon."Meet Olivia, our new Health Ambassador from Sydney,Olivia is passionate about making sure people with Down Syndrome are involved in making decisions about their health.She says health care workers need to stay calm, be kind and have patience with her.We agree Olivia. ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

Comment on Facebook "One of the greatest...

You are such an inspiration Olivia. Well done. 💗💝🌸🌺

So true well done Olivia

Great work Olivia 👌🙌

Well Done Olivia. Great Achievement

Gorgeous girl. X 🌹🦋💕

Great message, Olivia!

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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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