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

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World Down Syndrome Congress 2024

Join us for this exciting event held in Brisbane, Australia!

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Overview

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.

We are committed to achieving our vision through demonstrating our values of:

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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.

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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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Senior Advocate Rachel Spencer attended Jobsupport's 2024 Award Ceremony at Sydney's Shangri-La this week.

Jobsupport is the leading employment support service for people with intellectual disabilities.People received awards for 10, 20, 30 and 40 years of employment and support from Jobsupport. Employers were also recognised.Rachel enjoyed the event, especially meeting Holly, who received a ten-year award. Most of Holly's work has been in an aged care service, but this changed during the Covid lockdowns, and she now works in a busy fast-food restaurant. ... See MoreSee Less

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Senior Advocate Rachel Spencer attended Jobsupports 2024 Award Ceremony at Sydneys Shangri-La this week.

Jobsupport is the leading employment support service for people with intellectual disabilities.

People received awards for 10, 20, 30 and 40 years of employment and support from Jobsupport. Employers were also recognised.

Rachel enjoyed the event, especially meeting Holly, who received a ten-year award. Most of Hollys work has been in an aged care service, but this changed during the Covid lockdowns, and she now works in a busy fast-food restaurant.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Hats off to Jobsupport. Creating futures since 1986!

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Read a summary of our response to the Disability Royal Commission's Final Report.

The Commission's final report on violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability comes after four years of work.Down Syndrome Australia played a vital role, addressing important issues for people with Down syndrome and their families.In our response, we discuss how we're advocating for change in key areas: prenatal screening, health, NDIS, education, employment and migration.Read our response: https://downsyndrome.org.au/wp-content/uploads/… ... See MoreSee Less

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Read a summary of our response to the Disability Royal Commissions Final Report.

The Commissions final report on violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability comes after four years of work.

Down Syndrome Australia played a vital role, addressing important issues for people with Down syndrome and their families.

In our response, we discuss how were advocating for change in key areas: prenatal screening, health, NDIS, education, employment and migration.

Read our response: https://www.downsyndrome.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/DSA-Advocacy-Asks-meet-DRC-recommendations-summary-Jan-2024.pdf

Join Down Syndrome Advisory Network Member Lisa to learn about the NDIS!

This workshop is for people with Down syndrome to learn about the NDIS.We will talk about:• What is the NDIS• Goals and NDIS plans• How people use their NDIS plansWhen: March 6, 2024Time:• 12.30pm - 1.30pm WA• 2.00pm - 3.00pm NT• 3.00pm - 4.00pm SA• 3.30pm - 4.30pm ACT, NSW, VIC, TASPlease register here: ... See MoreSee Less

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Join Down Syndrome Advisory Network Member Lisa to learn about the NDIS!

This workshop is for people with Down syndrome to learn about the NDIS.

We will talk about:

• What is the NDIS
• Goals and NDIS plans
• How people use their NDIS plans

When: March 6, 2024

Time:

• 12.30pm - 1.30pm WA
• 2.00pm - 3.00pm NT
• 3.00pm - 4.00pm SA
• 3.30pm - 4.30pm ACT, NSW, VIC, TAS

Please register here: 

https://buff.ly/3wlw36z

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Down Syndrome Australia

Level 8, 805/220 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000 

1300 344 954

info@downsyndrome.org.au

Media inquiries: 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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