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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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DSA recently provided input into the New Disability Employment Support model being developed by Department of Social Services.

People with intellectual disability have worse outcomes in terms of access to open employment and award wages.

Data from the NDIA shows that only 2.5% of adults with Down syndrome are in open employment. There are so many barriers people with Down syndrome face when trying to get a job, so it is imperative that the New Disability Employment Support Model identifies evidence-based strategies to support people with Down syndrome in securing mainstream employment.

Read our submission here: https://www.downsyndrome.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/DSA-Disability-Employment-submission_PDF_2021.pdf
We were lucky enough to spend some time with the awesome crew at Hotel Etico Australia recently to chat to them about why having a job is so important for people with Down syndrome.

Katrina, Georgia and Josh shared their insights and were fantastic hosts - not to mention pretty great models too! 

Katrina says they are like a family there, and if people with disabilities are included in the workplace they can show everyone what they are really capable of. 

Thanks for hosting us Hotel Etico 💛

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Amazing to see! Great work! 🙂

More power to you beautiful people.

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Down Syndrome Australia

552 Victoria Street, Melbourne, VIC 3051

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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