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Down Syndrome Australia resources

About Down Syndrome

About Down syndrome coverYou can find out more about Down Syndrome from our fact sheet or by visiting our Down syndrome page.


Communication and language coverDown Syndrome Australia have developed a Communication and language fact sheet to help build a better understanding of good communication principles for people with Down syndrome.

Down syndrome research and population statistics

You can read more about current research and population statistics on our Research and statistics page.

Down Syndrome Today video

A short video, Down Syndrome Today, aimed at health professionals to encourage a contemporary view of Down syndrome today and end the out-dated, negative stereotypes of Down syndrome and encourage a more balanced approach when working with families, particularly in the prenatal period. This video is available with closed captioning on YouTube or below:

Voice articles

Voice article – What we can do for you – Family support from your local organisation

Down Syndrome State and Territory resources

What do you know about Down syndrome?

What do you know about Down syndrome (PDF) is a brochure with general information about Down syndrome. Hard copies are available from Down Syndrome Victoria.

Down Syndrome Today

Down Syndrome Today is a 68-page colour booklet which provides a comprehensive introduction to Down syndrome. The text is complimented by Personal Perspectives - reflections by people with Down syndrome and their families. Hard copies are available from Down Syndrome Victoria.

Dream Big! For Young People with Down syndrome and their Families

A useful resource produced by Down Syndrome Western Australia to help plan for life after school, demonstrating that people with Down syndrome should always aim to Dream Big!

Resources from other organisations

Greater Expectations: Living with Down Syndrome in the 21st Century

Greater Expectations book coverBased on more than sixty personal interviews and supported by scholarly research, this book by Jan Gothard shows the varied attitudes and approaches which together make up the rich experience of living with Down syndrome in a changing society.

You can order online from the publisher, or email Down Syndrome Western Australia.

Nina Rose and her Dancing Prince

A beautifully worded and illustrated book (44 pages) by Sandra Wise aimed at primary school-age children. Nina Rose and Amy always loved dancing on the beach. One day they were joined by Hugh, a young friend with Down syndrome. Together they hatch a plan to help him compete in the school dance contest - and the adventure begins.

You can order a hard or soft cover book from Down Syndrome Western Australia, email them with your enquiry.