Resources - General Information

Down Syndrome Australia resources

Fact sheet – About Down syndrome

Fact sheet – Communication and language

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.

Down syndrome research and population statistics

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

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

by Sandra Wise

A beautifully worded and illustrated book (44 pages) 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.

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!

Other helpful resources

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