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

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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.

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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🌟 Meet Elise Romaszko from Tasmania. She's one of the valued members of our Down Syndrome Advisory Network (DSAN).

Elise has a positive and enthusiastic approach to work and helping others. She has worked in a café and as an administrative assistant. She has experience in advocacy and was a member of the Minister for Disability Advisory Committee in Tasmania. She was also on the executive committee for Down Syndrome Association of Tasmania. Elise is creative and a performer. She loves making podcasts. Elise is caring and enjoys being an advocate for her friends.About the DSANThe DSAN is a group of people with Down syndrome. They ensure that Down Syndrome Australia hears directly from people with Down syndrome on matters that affect them.Interested in learning more about DSAN and its members? Click here: #DownSyndromeAwareness #DownSyndromeAdvocate #downsyndromeaustralia #IncludeMe #inclusion #inclusionaustralia #InclusionForAll #Inclusionmatters #InclusiveCommunity #InclusiveOpportunities ... See MoreSee Less

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🌟 Meet Elise Romaszko from Tasmania. Shes one of the valued members of our Down Syndrome Advisory Network (DSAN).

Elise has a positive and enthusiastic approach to work and helping others. She has worked in a café and as an administrative assistant. She has experience in advocacy and was a member of the Minister for Disability Advisory Committee in Tasmania. She was also on the executive committee for Down Syndrome Association of Tasmania. 

Elise is creative and a performer. She loves making podcasts. Elise is caring and enjoys being an advocate for her friends.

About the DSAN

The DSAN is a group of people with Down syndrome. They ensure that Down Syndrome Australia hears directly from people with Down syndrome on matters that affect them.

Interested in learning more about DSAN and its members? Click here: https://buff.ly/4dfLBtl 

#DownSyndromeAwareness #DownSyndromeAdvocate #downsyndromeaustralia #IncludeMe #inclusion #inclusionaustralia #InclusionForAll #Inclusionmatters #InclusiveCommunity #InclusiveOpportunities

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Great work Elise!

🩺 Important health update for the Down syndrome community:

Lately, more children with Down Syndrome have ended up in the hospital due to respiratory illnesses.It's crucial to know that children with Down syndrome might show symptoms differently than others. Click the link to learn more and share this poster with your doctors to help keep children healthy. ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago
🩺 Important health update for the Down syndrome community:

Lately, more children with Down Syndrome have ended up in the hospital due to respiratory illnesses.

Its crucial to know that children with Down syndrome might show symptoms differently than others. 

Click the link to learn more and share this poster with your doctors to help keep children healthy. https://buff.ly/44wiqhL

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I was advised by a doctor that as soon as my son gets a cold, I take out the nebuliizer and begin levalbuterol treatments to keep everything out of his lungs. It’s changed everything.

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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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