Community & Sporting Toolkit
A recent survey conducted by Down Syndrome Australia indicated that one of the top three barriers to participation in community activities was a lack of awareness and understanding of organisers or leaders of activities or groups.
The resources have been developed to provide information and advice on considerations and adjustments that can be made to support participation in the community for a person with Down syndrome. The resources are for families, people with Down syndrome, community group facilitators, sporting instructors and dance group co-ordinators.
The resources developed by DSA for Community Groups include:
For people with Down syndrome and families
Ask about Down Syndrome App
Down syndrome Australia have developed the Ask About Down Syndrome App. The app features people with Down syndrome answering questions and sharing stories about what community inclusion is, what barriers they face, and how these issues can be addressed. The app also links to a range of resources that support and promote community inclusion.
To read more and download the app, find out more on our App page.