Down Syndrome Australia resources
Prenatal Screening Position Statement
The DSA position statement on prenatal screening has been developed to set out Down Syndrome Australia’s position on prenatal testing (screening and diagnostic) for Down syndrome. This document is also available in pdf format.
Prenatal testing for Down syndrome fact sheet
This fact sheet contains easy-to-understand, factual and balanced information for people considering prenatal testing or if a test shows that a baby may have or does have Down syndrome.
Expectant Parent Guide
Down Syndrome Australia have developed an Expectant parent guide to provide balanced information about Down syndrome to expectant parents.
Resources available in other languages
The Expectant Guide has been translated into five languages – Cantonese, Mandarin, Hindi, Arabic and Vietnamese. The translated versions are available on our Translated resources page.
Down Syndrome State and Territory resources
Voice articles from Down Syndrome Victoria and Down Syndrome NSW
You can read about prenatal testing and genetic counselling in these Voice articles:
Resources from other organisations
Understanding Down syndrome online booklet (USA)
This resource has been developed by Lettercase with the Down Syndrome Consensus Group. It includes information about receiving a Down syndrome diagnosis, medical issues and adoption. You can read the booklet at the Understanding Down syndrome website.
Down Syndrome Pregnancy (USA)
The Down Syndrome Pregnancy website has articles and books for expectant parents who are preparing for the birth of a baby with Down syndrome.
Prenatal Testing pamphlet from Global Down Syndrome Foundation (USA)
This pamphlet includes statistics about Down syndrome and medical information for families and carers. You can find the pamphlet at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation website.