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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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It's not to late to join Team DSA as our new CEO!We're looking for someone who has:* Excellent knowledge of the disability sector and an understanding of the issues that are relevant to our community * Strong knowledge of Australian politics, systems, and public policy, demonstrated experience in advocacy, campaigning and government relations* Experience in developing constructive and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders* Excellent rights-based leadership and organisational skills.Find out more and apply here: https://ethicaljobs.com.au/members/… ... See MoreSee Less

14 hours ago
Its not to late to join Team DSA as our new CEO!

Were looking for someone who has:

* Excellent knowledge of the disability sector and an understanding of the issues that are relevant to our community 

* Strong knowledge of Australian politics, systems, and public policy, demonstrated experience in advocacy, campaigning and government relations

* Experience in developing constructive and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders

* Excellent rights-based leadership and organisational skills.

Find out more and apply here: https://www.ethicaljobs.com.au/members/downsyndromeaus/ceo-flexible-location

Say hi to the 2023 Down Syndrome WA calendar models! 👋 ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Down Syndrome Awareness Month!This year we're celebrating by sharing 21 facts about what people with Down syndrome CAN achieve with the right supports. FACT 6: People with Down syndrome can write and publish books.Meet Naomi Lake. She is the author of the Harmony the Forgetful Hen series and just launched her third book 'Harmony the Forgetful Hen and the T-rex'. The inspiration for Naomi's three books came from watching her chickens scratching in the yard, and observing their antics and how they interact with their surroundings over many years.Naomi travels to schools throughout WA to share her books, teaching children to reach for their dreams and believe in themselves.See Naomi's books here: ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Down Syndrome Awareness Month!

This year were celebrating by sharing 21 facts about what people with Down syndrome CAN achieve with the right supports. 

FACT 6: People with Down syndrome can write and publish books.

Meet Naomi Lake. 

She is the author of the Harmony the Forgetful Hen  series and just launched her third book Harmony the Forgetful Hen and the T-rex. The inspiration for Naomis three books came from watching her chickens scratching in the yard, and observing their antics and how they interact with their surroundings over many years.

Naomi travels to schools throughout WA to share her books, teaching children to reach for their dreams and believe in themselves.

See Naomis books here: https://harmonyhen.com/Image attachmentImage attachment

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Great Achievement Naomi Congratulations and Well Done

Congratulations Naomi ♥️

You are an inspiration Naomi ❤️

Fantastic work Naomi 💕

Good onya ladies, looking good.

Looking good ❤️❌🙏🌹

Have a wonderful month.

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Absolutely brilliant 👏👏👏Joel Selwood, captain of the Geelong Football Club, has selected Down Syndrome Victoria (DSV) as beneficiary of the 2022 Jim Stynes Community Leadership Award prize. A sincere thank you to Joel for choosing DSV as one of two charities to receive $20,000, along with AFL and Telstra. We'd like to extend our gratitude and acknowledgement to the legacy of Jim Stynes and the Jim Stynes Award for this generous and important donation, promoting values close to DSV's heart: helping others and being community-minded. And of course it would be remiss of us not to mention Sam Moorfoot, who has worked at Geelong Football Club for the past six years. Thanks Sam and family for championing DSV!We rely heavily on the generosity of donors to allow us to work alongside people with Down syndrome and their families to reach their potential and live the life they choose. This October, consider supporting our annual Down Syndrome Awareness Month campaign, StepUP! for Down syndrome, by attending our Melbourne event on 23 October or making a donation. Visit for details. ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago
Absolutely brilliant 👏👏👏

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Truly beautiful picture and gesture. 😍

Simply the best

This man ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Great news

Beautiful photo xxx

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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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