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.
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.
Down Syndrome NSW Tax appeal
“We Make Lemonade” Campaign
It is safe to say that this year has presented all of us with a unique set of challenges we have had to face. At Down Syndrome NSW we recognised immediately that we had a role to play in supporting our community throughout these uncertain times.
We have been keeping our community connected every single day. In March we moved quickly to provide online support and social connection for people with Down syndrome and their families. We are now running online sessions to support our community multiple times per day, seven days per week.
Over the past few months many of us have grappled with feelings of uncertainty and anxiety. When hosting our sessions, we are met with smiles and laughter – without fail. In the face of adversity we have been reminded that it is not the work that we do that it is inspirational, it is the people who we represent that are inspirational.
Please support us so that we can continue our important work. Click here and donate to our tax deductible campaign and share our story with others