World Down Syndrome Day
Recognised by the United Nations since 2012, people all around the world celebrate the lives and achievements of people with Down syndrome, creating a global voice, advocating for the rights, inclusion and wellbeing of people with Down syndrome.
Find out more about World Down Syndrome Day here.
October – Step UP! for Down syndrome
Major events are held throughout the month of October to help raise awareness of Down syndrome and to raise funds for state and territory associations.
We support members and the community to hold local fundraising and awareness events across the country.
Visit the Step UP! for Down syndrome webpage for updates on StepUP! in your area.
World Down Syndrome Congress
Down Syndrome International organises the World Down Syndrome Congress (WDSC), every two years in a different location. In 2024 the Congress will be held in Brisbane, Australia!
You can visit the World Down Syndrome Congress Brisbane 2024 website to find out more.