People with Down syndrome

Our state and territory associations offer a range of services for youth and adults with Down syndrome. Find out more abut services below.
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Services for people with Down syndrome

Many people who have Down syndrome are now living more independent lives with valued roles, employment, inclusion in sporting activities, clubs, and other recreation, meaningful friendships and relationships. Our state and territory associations offer a range of services and social opportunities for youth and adults with Down syndrome.

Here are some of the services that our state and territory associations offer people with Down syndrome.

  • Community outings and social events 
  • Clubs and peer support
  • Information about life after school, employment, accomodation and ageing
  • Managing independence and adult life
  • Workshops and skills training
  • Volunteering
  • Getting involved in advocacy
  • Referral to other services
  • Membership with your local association

Our national 1300 number (1300 881 935) will connect you to your local state or territory Down syndrome support organisation. The staff can help you find information and answer your questions about services for people with Down syndrome.

Find out more about services in your area

You can also visit your local state or territory association page for information about services and supports in your area

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Services for people with Down syndrome

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Most people with Down syndrome live their lives alongside other people in their community.

State and territory Down syndrome organisations have services to help young people and adults with Down syndrome.

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These services are about learning how to be independent and how to connect with other people.

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Services can include social groups that go out together and might have weekends away.

Some organisations can help you to learn about and practise self-advocacy, which is speaking up for yourself.

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Some can help you learn new skills, such as finding and keeping a job.

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You can find information about services and supports where you live on your state organisation’s website.