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(03) 9486 9600

Down Syndrome Victoria is Victoria’s statewide peak organisation representing people with Down syndrome and their families.

Overview

Down Syndrome Victoria is Victoria’s peak organisation representing people with Down syndrome and their families.

Down Syndrome Victoria is a community based not-for-profit membership organisation established in 1978, made up of people with Down syndrome, their families, friends and professionals, all committed to achieving positive change.

We work alongside people with Down syndrome and their families so that they may reach their desired potential and live the lives they choose.

We provide parents, families, professionals and friends of people with Down syndrome with support, encouragement, information and resources.

We offer:

  • Advice, support, workshops, information, and community for people with Down syndrome
  • Personal support for parents and other family members during pregnancy and throughout the lifespan
  • Social groups for teens and adults with Down syndrome
  • Personal assistance and information over the phone Monday to Thursday from 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Online community groups for families and people with Down syndrome
  • Training and information workshops covering a wide range of topics for people with Down syndrome, families, educators and health professionals
  • An education support service providing support and information for teachers who have a student with Down syndrome enrolled at their school
  • A library including books and resources available to our members
  • A variety of events for our members and supporters
  • Systemic advocacy that supports the full participation of people with Down syndrome in the economic and social life of the community

Please don’t hesitate to contact us on 9486 9600 or info@dsav.asn.au if you would like to speak with a team member or find our more about our organisation.

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5 hours ago

Have you registered for our upcoming New Parents information session on 28 April? 

Join Family Support Manager Sonia Bonadio to learn about the relevant services available for your child and how to access them.

Find out more and register at www.downsyndrome.org.au/blog/event/navigating-service-system-0-2-april/

Have you registered for our upcoming 'New Parents information session' on 28 April? Join Family Support Manager Sonia Bonadio to learn about the relevant services available for your child and how to access them.Find out more and register at www.downsyndrome.org.au/blog/… ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

Join us at one of our upcoming face to face or virtual Transition to Primary School sessions for information to assist you in choosing a suitable primary school for your child with Down syndrome.

You will gain an understanding of:

+ The range of schooling options available to your child.
+ How to select an appropriate school for their child.
+ The enrolment process.
+ Funding to support students with disability.
+ Plus, tips and strategies for a successful transition to primary school.

Find out more and register at www.downsyndrome.org.au/events/#vic/

Join us at one of our upcoming face to face or virtual 'Transition to Primary School sessions' for information to assist you in choosing a suitable primary school for your child with Down syndrome.You will gain an understanding of:+ The range of schooling options available to your child.+ How to select an appropriate school for their child.+ The enrolment process.+ Funding to support students with disability.+ Plus, tips and strategies for a successful transition to primary school.Find out more and register at ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

Join us and participate in a six week program for people with Down syndrome focussing on building resilience, confidence and strength around mental health with credentialed Mental Health Nurse Debbie Mole, and our Adult Support Manager Debby Fraumano!

Sessions begin on Thursday 29 April and run every Thursday to 3 June. 

Limited places available. Learn more and register at https://www.downsyndrome.org.au/blog/event/strengthening-mental-health-6-week-program/

Join us and participate in a six week program for people with Down syndrome focussing on building resilience, confidence and strength around mental health with credentialed Mental Health Nurse Debbie Mole, and our Adult Support Manager Debby Fraumano!Sessions begin on Thursday 29 April and run every Thursday to 3 June. Limited places available. Learn more and register at https://downsyndrome.org.au/blog/event/… ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Get In Touch

Get in Touch

Street address: 18/71 Victoria Crescent Abbotsford VIC 3067

Postal address: 18/71 Victoria Crescent Abbotsford VIC 3067

Phone: 03 9486 9600

Toll free: 1300 658 873

Email: info@dsav.asn.au

Fax: 03 9486 9601

Office Hours: 9.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Thursday

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