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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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“From that moment you were born your dad and I made a pact on that day in the hospital that we would do everything we could to ensure that you would live an ordinary life doing ordinary things with ordinary people.” ... See MoreSee Less

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The Therapeutic Goods Administration has provisionally approved the Pfizer vaccine as safe and effective for use among 5 to 11-year-old children in Australia.

Subject to final considerations and recommendations from the vaccination experts on the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), and other related approvals, the Australian Government will start rolling out the Pfizer vaccine to 5 to 11-year-olds from 10 January 2022.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has provisionally approved the Pfizer vaccine as safe and effective for use among 5 to 11-year-old children in Australia.Subject to final considerations and recommendations from the vaccination experts on the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), and other related approvals, the Australian Government will start rolling out the Pfizer vaccine to 5 to 11-year-olds from 10 January 2022. ... See MoreSee Less

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Comment on Facebook [NEWS] TGA ...

Oh excellent news

Yes finally my youngest will be first in line.

Someone knows about kids with down syndrome?

Tim Hunt

Skye Coulson Lauren Dyson

DON'T DO IT. kids shouldn't take this

Is there any news about when the 6m-4yo vaccine could be available?

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Meet 14 year old Amarli 🖐

Amarli a proud Wiradjuri woman and business owner, making her products on Darkinjung land.

Amarli has owned and run her business since she was 13 and makes lamps, scrunchies, beeswax wraps, key-rings and other products with Indigenous designs.

See Amarlis amazing range of products at Geez She’s Neat if you are on the lookout for some great Christmas gifts.

Meet 14 year old Amarli 🖐Amarli a proud Wiradjuri woman and business owner, making her products on Darkinjung land.Amarli has owned and run her business since she was 13 and makes lamps, scrunchies, beeswax wraps, key-rings and other products with Indigenous designs.See Amarli's amazing range of products at Geez She’s Neat if you are on the lookout for some great Christmas gifts. ... See MoreSee Less

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Comment on Facebook Meet 14 year old ...

Thankyou Down Syndrome Australia for including Amarli on your page 😁

She’s also got the most wicked , hilarious sense of humour, and a pretty fabulous Mum! Go, Amarli, you’re remarkable 😍

Love your work Amarli. What a great business you have. Well done to you and mum Robyn Lee

Firstly I love your name. Your achievements and skills are amazing. Love, love the lamps

Doing a terrific job there beautiful young lady. Best wishes for your future endeavors.

I’ll check it out, fantastic ideas for gifts.

🥰 Good Stuff Miss Amarli, Robyn Lee

You are amazing

Wow. Amazing.

Awesome work 💗 Leeanne Eamens

Geez She’s Neat you are amazing

Ruth

We’ll definitely have a look Amarli ❤️🧡🖤 we also live on Darkinjung land

Very proud of you Amarli

That’s my sister 👭🏽

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Its not too late to register for our free online workshop about how to be healthier. 

Our ACT Health Ambassador Kim is co-facilitating the session, and will talk about ways you can look after your mental health, as well as share tips on communicating with health professionals.

This workshop is on Thursday 9 December at 2pm AEDT.

Register here: https://www.downsyndrome.org.au/blog/event/staying-healthy-workshop/

It's not too late to register for our free online workshop about how to be healthier. Our ACT Health Ambassador Kim is co-facilitating the session, and will talk about ways you can look after your mental health, as well as share tips on communicating with health professionals.This workshop is on Thursday 9 December at 2pm AEDT.Register here: https://downsyndrome.org.au/blog/event/… ... See MoreSee Less

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Get In Touch

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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