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Governor-General encourages all Australians to get involved in World Down Syndrome Day 2019

21 March 2019

The patron of Down Syndrome Australia, Governor-General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, has encouraged all Australians to get involved with World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March 2019. 

Sign our pre-natal screening petition

14 March 2019

Families who participate in pre-natal screening often don't get all the information they need and don't have access to suitable counselling before and after screening. Down Syndrome Australia is asking the Federal Minister for Health and the shadow Minister for Health to establish a funded, co-ordinated approach to pre-natal screening.

Please sign our petition.

World Down Syndrome Day: 21 stories over 21 days

1 March 2019

In the lead-up to World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March, Australians with Down syndrome will share their pride with the world through 21 stories over 21 days. The patron of Down Syndrome Australia, Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, will also host an event at Government House on 21 March to acknowledge and celebrate people with Down syndrome and their families.

Vale Dr John Herron

27 February 2019

Down Syndrome Australia and Down Syndrome Queensland are saddened by the death of Dr John Herron. Dr Herron helped establish Down Syndrome Queensland in 1976 and he was instrumental in changing the language used to describe Down syndrome.

Stories we're proud of: World Down Syndrome Day

25 February 2019

Australians with Down syndrome will share their pride with the world in March, publishing 21 stories over 21 days in the lead-up to World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March 2019.

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