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Our CEO's blog on prenatal screening and 'Up the Duff'

8 November 2019

Our CEO Ellen Skladzien has shared her reflections on the 2020 edition of 'Up the Duff', and the current context of prenatal screening in Australia. 

Open letter to the author of ‘Up the Duff’

6 November 2019

Down Syndrome Australia’s CEO, Ellen Skladzien has written to the author of the book “Up the Duff” to express concerns about the portrayal of Down syndrome.  

UN Committee’s Outcomes Report on Australia

27 September 2019

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities published its findings in its September review of Australia’s progress in meeting its obligations under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). 

Down Syndrome Australia calls for an end to discrimination on the basis of disability in migration policy

5 August 2019

Down Syndrome Australia (DSA) is pleased to learn about changes to the migration requirements for people with a disability which were revealed today. We are disappointed, however, that these changes do not go far enough to end the discriminatory approach of preventing migration based on the hypothetical cost of the disability. See full media release

 

Website survey: tell us what you think

17 June 2019

Down Syndrome Australia is working with the state and territory Down syndrome associations to build a new national website. We would like to ask you a few questions so that we can build a new site that meets your needs.  Would you complete this three-minute survey and tell us what you think? There is also an Easy Read version of this survey.

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