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The Peanut Butter Falcon Movie Fundraiser

20 December 2019

On January 21, Down Syndrome Australia and Palace Cinemas are proud to invite you to a special advance screening event of THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON, a heart-warming tale about a young boy with Down Syndrome who ventures into the world to chase a dream of wrestling stardom, meeting a drifter (Shia LaBeouf) their lives intersect and are profoundly changed forever.

$10 from every ticket sold will go directly to DSA and the State and Territory organisations  to support  people with Down Syndrome and their families across the country. This event is your first chance to see this beautiful film before its release, while also helping raise funds for our organisations.

Find a cinema near you and book now.  Click the link below to secure your ticket! https://www.palacecinemas.com.au/events/dsa-prents-the-peanut-butter-falcon/

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

 

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