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

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Overview

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

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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 advocate with and for people with Down syndrome to have access to the same opportunities, supports and community activities as other Victorians. We work within a human rights framework, consistent with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disability.

We want to live in a society where people with Down syndrome are valued, and enjoy social and economic inclusion.

Together, we can and will create this inclusive 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 out more about our organisation. Our office hours are 10am – 4.30pm Monday to Thursday.

We offer a range of services and supports to people with Down syndrome, their families and professionals across the lifespan.

  • Advice, support, workshops, information, social groups and community for people with Down syndrome
  • Personal and tailored support for parents and other family members during pregnancy and throughout the lifespan
  • 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, education and health professionals
  • An Education Program providing an extensive suite of resources, support and information for families and education professionals
  • A jam-packed calendar of events, including an annual Family Fun Day to connect and celebrate community
  • A regular newsletter, podcast and social media groups where you can explore the latest topics of interest and connect with like-minded people
  • Systemic advocacy that supports the full participation of people with Down syndrome in the economic and social life of the community

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Down Syndrome Victoria

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This page tells you about Down Syndrome Victoria and the work that we do.

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Down Syndrome Victoria is the organisation for people with Down syndrome and families in Victoria.

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We help people with Down syndrome and families with support, information and resources.

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We have support services for people with Down syndrome and families, at all stages of life.

Our Services

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Here are the services we offer:

• groups and activities

• information about Down syndrome

• support for people with Down syndrome

• support for parents and families

• support for professionals and teachers

• workshops and training.

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We also advocate for people with Down syndrome and their families.

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This means we help to make sure that people with Down syndrome can be fully included in their community.

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You can find out more about our services on our website.

Go to our Services and supports page.

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You can find our policies on our website. This means the way we work, and your rights as a customer.

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You can read our latest news on our website.

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Events

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We have events like social clubs, outings, workshops and webinars.

You can read about our events on our Events page.

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Contact Us

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Telephone: 1300 658 873

Email: info@dsav.asn.au

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Our Club21 Teens winter holiday program is here and it's full of exciting events:

💛 Monday 1 July: Jurassic Park and dinner in North Melbourne💙 Tuesday 2 July: Firelight Labyrinth at MARVEL Stadium💛 Wednesday 3 July: Craft and lunch with Kath in North Melbourne💙 Thursday 4 July: Holy Moly Mini Golf at Chadstone💛 Friday 5 July: Magic Festival Backstage Pass at the Laneway TheatreIf you'd like more information or want to book into an event, email Brad at BradC@dsav.asn.auID: A poster with the events listed above. #downsyndrome #downsyndromevic ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago
Our Club21 Teens winter holiday program is here and its full of exciting events: 

💛 Monday 1 July: Jurassic Park and dinner in North Melbourne
💙 Tuesday 2 July: Firelight Labyrinth at MARVEL Stadium
💛 Wednesday 3 July: Craft and lunch with Kath in North Melbourne
💙 Thursday 4 July: Holy Moly Mini Golf at Chadstone
💛 Friday 5 July: Magic Festival Backstage Pass at the Laneway Theatre

If youd like more information or want to book into an event, email Brad at BradC@dsav.asn.au

ID: A poster with the events listed above.

 #downsyndrome #downsyndromevic

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2 days ago

We've had a lot of questions about how to use your NDIS plan to support attendance at the World Down Syndrome Congress.

You might be able to use NDIS funds to cover things like transport, personal care, registration and more.To qualify, just make sure your plans for WDSC line up with your NDIS goals – like learning new skills for everyday life or getting involved in the community. Parents and carers can also use their child's NDIS plan to join us at WDSC if it helps them reach their goals.The congress now have guidance on their website and Mable has a great webpage with information and a checklist that you can use or send to your plan manager to justify the use of funds: https://mable.com.au/newsroom/…If you have any questions feel free to give us a call on 03 9486 9600 or email info@dsav.asn.au.The full congress program is now available on the website! Don't miss out on this fantastic global event for the Down syndrome community, taking place this year in Australia. We look forward to sharing our work with you! ID: Katherine Mansour speaks at a lectern. #downsyndrome #downsyndromevic #WorldDownSyndromeCongress @worlddownsyndromecongress ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago
Weve had a lot of questions about how to use your NDIS plan to support attendance at the World Down Syndrome Congress.  

You might be able to use NDIS funds to cover things like transport, personal care, registration and more.

To qualify, just make sure your plans for WDSC line up with your NDIS goals – like learning new skills for everyday life or getting involved in the community. Parents and carers can also use their childs NDIS plan to join us at WDSC if it helps them reach their goals.

The congress now have guidance on their website and Mable has a great webpage with information and a checklist that you can use or send to your plan manager to justify the use of funds: https://mable.com.au/newsroom/how-to-use-ndis-funding-wdsc/

If you have any questions feel free to give us a call on 03 9486 9600 or email info@dsav.asn.au.

The full congress program is now available on the website! https://www.wdsc2024.org.au/

Dont miss out on this fantastic global event for the Down syndrome community, taking place this year in Australia. We look forward to sharing our work with you! 

ID: Katherine Mansour speaks at a lectern. 

 #downsyndrome #downsyndromevic #WorldDownSyndromeCongress @worlddownsyndromecongress

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Thank you for this info

Would you like to come and work with us at DSV?

We are currently recruiting for the following roles: 🔸 Events Coordinator🔸 MyTime Play Leader (Tarneit and Craigieburn)🔸 MyTime Facilitators x2 (Tarneit and Maidstone)🔸 MyTime OfficerYou can view all the position descriptions and application details at https://ethicaljobs.com.au/jobs-at-down-syndrome-v… ID: Madison and Matt from DSV standing and smiling together in front of a banner that reads 'Down Syndrome Victoria'. ... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago
Would you like to come and work with us at DSV? 

We are currently recruiting for the following roles: 
🔸 Events Coordinator
🔸 MyTime Play Leader (Tarneit and Craigieburn)
🔸 MyTime Facilitators x2 (Tarneit and Maidstone)
🔸 MyTime Officer

You can view all the position descriptions and application details at https://www.ethicaljobs.com.au/jobs-at-down-syndrome-victoria 

ID: Madison and Matt from DSV standing and smiling together in front of a banner that reads Down Syndrome Victoria.

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Street address: 552 Victoria Street, Wurundjeri Country, North Melbourne 3051

Postal address: 552 Victoria Street, Wurundjeri Country, North Melbourne 3051

Phone: 03 9486 9600

Toll free: 1300 658 873

Email: info@dsav.asn.au

Office Hours: 10:00am - 4:30pm Monday to Thursday

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