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Overview

We work to support all people with Down syndrome to achieve their full potential in all life stages. 
We champion the rights of people with Down syndrome to be valued and to take their rightful place in the community.

About Us

The Down Syndrome Association of NSW was established in 1980 by parents of young people with Down syndrome. As the children of the founding members grew to adolescence and adulthood, our services extended to all life stages.

We are an enthusiastic team of professionals with expertise in our relevant fields of service provision.  Some of us have lived experience with a family member with Down syndrome.  We are here to support you – all working together to help our members with Down syndrome achieve their full potential.

Staying Healthy – Understanding the challenges of obesity 

Online Health Conference – three sessions Thursday 20 August, Thursday 27 August and Thursday 3 September 2020 from 10am – 12.30pm

Speakers

Day 1
Keynote speaker: Professor Katherine Samaras – Endocrinologist, St Vincent’s Hospital and Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Day 2
Mr Stewart Hayes – Podiatrist at Orthotic Solutions Podiatry Clinics
Ms Carmel DiMarco – Exercise Physiologist at Sydney University 
Day 3
Associate Professor Brendan Yee – Staff Specialist in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Ms Katherine Bathgate & Ms Sue Gerbert – Dietitian

Goals of the conference

• To increase knowledge and awareness among family members and professionals of the health issues faced by people with Down syndrome related to obesity and metabolic diseases.
• To assist family members and professionals to be more aware and alert for the signs and symptoms of health issues associated with obesity and metabolic diseases
• To assist family members and professionals with practical strategies to manage health conditions associated with obesity
• To increase the confidence of family members to raise issues and concerns with their health care team
• To assist family members and professionals to advocate and influence change in the health system.

More details available here

Registrations via eventbrite 


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Are you feeling a bit sad that you cant access our online health conference because of other commitments .....??
Well good news !!!  We have received permission from our speakers to record the sessions and they will be available on a private YouTube channel for a few weeks after the event.

So feel free to register for the sessions you are interested in and drop Kathryn a line to let her know to send you the link after the event.

Bookings here https://downsyndromensw-healthconference.eventbrite.com.au

Are you feeling a bit sad that you can't access our online health conference because of other commitments .....??Well good news !!! We have received permission from our speakers to record the sessions and they will be available on a private YouTube channel for a few weeks after the event.So feel free to register for the sessions you are interested in and drop Kathryn a line to let her know to send you the link after the event.Bookings here https://downsyndromensw-healthconference.eventbrite.com.au ... See MoreSee Less

3 hours ago

The NDIS is looking for your feedback on support coordination through a review of the current model.

Visit the NDIS website here to download the discussion paper and provide your feedback .
https://www.ndis.gov.au/community/have-your-say/support-coordination 
 
Submissions are due by close of business Sunday 11:59pm AEDT 13 September 2020.

The NDIS is looking for your feedback on support coordination through a review of the current model.Visit the NDIS website here to download the discussion paper and provide your feedback .https://ndis.gov.au/community/have-your-say/… Submissions are due by close of business Sunday 11:59pm AEDT 13 September 2020. ... See MoreSee Less

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Still spaces available for our zoom Up Up & Away sessions on Saturday

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1 day ago

Down Syndrome NSW is excited about our upcoming Health Conference, this is our fist time hosting online and we have a wonderful array of speakers as well as healthy success showcases from some of our members.

Please see link below for details

https://mailchi.mp/cf022b686a23/healthconference2020

Down Syndrome NSW is excited about our upcoming Health Conference, this is our fist time hosting online and we have a wonderful array of speakers as well as healthy success showcases from some of our members.Please see link below for detailshttps://mailchi.mp/cf022b686a23/… ... See MoreSee Less

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Street address: Level 6/410 Church St North Parramatta NSW 2151
Postal address: PO Box 3173 North Parramatta NSW 1750
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm

Phone: (02) 9841 4444
Toll free: 1800 811 629
Email: admin@dsansw.org.au

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