StepUP! #21YourWay

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month! Join in by attending a StepUP! event in your area, or set yourself a #21YourWay challenge. All funds raised will support the Down Syndrome Federation to continue their work in supporting and empowering people with Down syndrome to have full access to social and economic inclusion.
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Registrations are now open for StepUP! #21YourWay 2022!

StepUP! #21Your Way is a national fundraising and awareness campaign held during Down Syndrome Awareness Month every October. It celebrates the significant contributions people with Down syndrome make to our communities.

During Down Syndrome Awareness Month there are a variety of face-to-face and virtual opportunities for supporters to celebrate with and fundraise for their local state or territory Down syndrome association through StepUP! #21YourWay. All funds raised will support the Down Syndrome Federation to continue their work in supporting and empowering people with Down syndrome to have full access to social and economic inclusion.

Will you join us?

Visit www.stepupfordownsyndrome.org.au.

Why 21? Most people have 23 pairs of chromosomes in each of their cells (46 in total). People with Down syndrome have 47 chromosomes in their cells. They have an extra chromosome 21, which is why Down syndrome is also sometimes known as trisomy 21.

How It Works

You can celebrate, raise funds and create awareness during Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October by either attending a StepUP! event near you, or by joining in online with #21YourWay.

All event and registration details are found at www.stepupfordownsyndrome.org.au.

Join us face to face, or choose a #21YourWay challenge!

Share your challenge on facebook or Instagram in October
Make a Donation

Still have questions? Contact us!

Email info@dsav.asn.au if you have questions or need assistance.

Follow StepUP! #21YourWay on social media

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thank you for joining our StepUP! #21YourWay events this year, helping raise awareness and more than $100,000 for the Down Syndrome Federation!

A big thank you for your ongoing support and most importantly for taking action to challenge stereotypes and raise awareness for Down syndrome.

Down Syndrome organisations around the country rely on community support.

Wed love to hear your feedback and how you found this years campaign. Please email us with your thoughts to info@dsav.asn.au.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!Thank you for joining our StepUP! #21YourWay events this year, helping raise awareness and more than $100,000 for the Down Syndrome Federation!A big thank you for your ongoing support and most importantly for taking action to challenge stereotypes and raise awareness for Down syndrome.Down Syndrome organisations around the country rely on community support.We’d love to hear your feedback and how you found this year’s campaign. Please email us with your thoughts to info@dsav.asn.au. See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago
Down Syndrome Awareness Month is coming to an end, and what an amazing month it has been! Our third national #21YourWay campaign in conjunction with a variety of face-to-face events dotted around the country has allowed us to connect with all of our community, from the cities to some of the most remote locations, and we have thoroughly enjoyed seeing everyone get involved.

We’re so grateful for your ongoing support and thank you for attending an event or sharing your #21YourWay challenges, while most importantly challenging stereotypes and raising awareness and funds for Down Syndrome.

Down Syndrome organisations around the country rely on community support. Consider donating at www.stepupfordownsyndrome.org.au

#stepupfordownsyndrome2022 #21YourWay

Down Syndrome Awareness Month is coming to an end, and what an amazing month it has been! Our third national #21YourWay campaign in conjunction with a variety of face-to-face events dotted around the country has allowed us to connect with all of our community, from the cities to some of the most remote locations, and we have thoroughly enjoyed seeing everyone get involved.We’re so grateful for your ongoing support and thank you for attending an event or sharing your #21YourWay challenges, while most importantly challenging stereotypes and raising awareness and funds for Down Syndrome.Down Syndrome organisations around the country rely on community support. Consider donating at #stepupfordownsyndrome2022 #21YourWay See MoreSee Less

1 month ago
This Down Syndrome Awareness Month, our community has been connecting like never before. Let’s keep up the conversation, continue to connect with our cause and celebrate the contributions of people with Down syndrome.

There’s still time yet! If you’re looking to take on a #21YourWay challenge, you could tag 21 people you know and share a message about Down syndrome or maybe you could reconnect with someone you’ve met through this campaign?

Find our more or donate at www.stepupfordownsyndrome.org.au

#stepupfordownsyndrome2022 #21YourWay

This Down Syndrome Awareness Month, our community has been connecting like never before. Let’s keep up the conversation, continue to connect with our cause and celebrate the contributions of people with Down syndrome.There’s still time yet! If you’re looking to take on a #21YourWay challenge, you could tag 21 people you know and share a message about Down syndrome or maybe you could reconnect with someone you’ve met through this campaign?Find our more or donate at #stepupfordownsyndrome2022 #21YourWay See MoreSee Less

2 months ago
We’re almost halfway through Down Syndrome Awareness Month and we’ve been loving everyone’s contributions to the StepUP! #21YourWay campaign. 

Today we’re going to clarify one of the common questions we get asked: ‘Are there levels or degrees of Down syndrome?’ 

The answer is NO! A diagnosis of Down syndrome refers to the presence of the additional chromosome 21. There are no levels or degrees of Down syndrome. People with Down syndrome have a range of abilities – just like everyone else. 

If youd like to have an impact and help us change stereotypes - sign up to a StepUP! event in your state or territory, or join in virtually with #21YourWay! Visit stepupfordownsyndrome.org.au.

#stepupfordownsyndrome2022 #21YourWay

We’re almost halfway through Down Syndrome Awareness Month and we’ve been loving everyone’s contributions to the StepUP! #21YourWay campaign. Today we’re going to clarify one of the common questions we get asked: ‘Are there levels or degrees of Down syndrome?’ The answer is NO! A diagnosis of Down syndrome refers to the presence of the additional chromosome 21. There are no levels or degrees of Down syndrome. People with Down syndrome have a range of abilities – just like everyone else. If you’d like to have an impact and help us change stereotypes – sign up to a StepUP! event in your state or territory, or join in virtually with #21YourWay! Visit stepupfordownsyndrome.org.au.#stepupfordownsyndrome2022 #21YourWay See MoreSee Less

2 months ago
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Participating online and need a little inspiration for your #21YourWay challenge?

  • Take 21 photos of something that you’re grateful for the month of October 
  • Do 21 star jumps every day in October 
  • Get moving do 21km in October 
  • Learn 21 new dance moves over the month of October
  • Give up sugar for 21 days in October
  • Send 21 messages of kindness to friends and family in October

 #21YourWay is about doing things your way! The #21YourWay activity that you select should reflect who you are, and what you stand for.

Can’t join in this year? Don’t worry you can still support us!

  • Share this event with friends and family 
  • Donate to your local Down syndrome organisation 
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Event FAQ

Find all the information you need about StepUP! #21YourWay here on our FAQ page. Or contact us at info@dsav.asn.au with any queries.