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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 full 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:

  • Personal support for parents and other family members during pregnancy and throughout the lifespan
  • Social groups for teens and adults with Down syndrome
  • A staffed office in Abbotsford offering personal assistance and information open Monday to Thursday from 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Training and information workshops covering a wide range of topics
  • 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 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 member of our Family Support Team or find our more about our organisation.

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Our work and strategic plan

We are currently working on a new strategic plan which you will be able to read here soon.

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Celebrate International World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March by selling our official socks for 2021! Artists Kendall Perkins and Peter Rowe collaborated to create a design to celebrate Australia’s Great National Wonder, the Great Barrier Reef... and they are fabulous! 

Socks can be purchased by the box to sell at your workplace, school, kinder, club or bought by the pair.  

Selling socks is a simple way to raise funds for Down Syndrome Victoria to continue our work supporting and empowering people with Down syndrome to have full access to social and economic inclusion.

Purchase your box of socks here: https://www.downsyndrome.org.au/.../lots-of-socks-2021/ and dont forget to tag us in your sock selfie! 
#WDSD2021 #WDSD #downsyndromeawareness #rockyoursocks #lotsofsocks

Celebrate International World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March by selling our official socks for 2021! Artists Kendall Perkins and Peter Rowe collaborated to create a design to celebrate Australia’s Great National Wonder, the Great Barrier Reef... and they are fabulous! Socks can be purchased by the box to sell at your workplace, school, kinder, club or bought by the pair. Selling socks is a simple way to raise funds for Down Syndrome Victoria to continue our work supporting and empowering people with Down syndrome to have full access to social and economic inclusion.Purchase your box of socks here: https://downsyndrome.org.au/.../… and don't forget to tag us in your 'sock selfie'! #WDSD2021 #WDSD #downsyndromeawareness #rockyoursocks #lotsofsocks ... See MoreSee Less

22 hours ago

Were back! 

Down Syndrome Victoria is now open and ready for a big 2021! 

Theres a lot to look forward to in the coming year including our Family Fun Day in March, a variety of workshops and information sessions and hopefully a return to more face-to-face engagement, which will be a welcome change.  

More details to come!

We're back! Down Syndrome Victoria is now open and ready for a big 2021! There's a lot to look forward to in the coming year including our Family Fun Day in March, a variety of workshops and information sessions and hopefully a return to more face-to-face engagement, which will be a welcome change. More details to come! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Happy New Year! 

We hope youre enjoying the festive season with your loved ones and look forward to coming together for an exciting year at DSV in 2021!

Happy New Year! We hope you're enjoying the festive season with your loved ones and look forward to coming together for an exciting year at DSV in 2021! ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Save the date!We're now gearing up for our next community event in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day - Family Fun Day 2021!We have some exciting news to share in the new year regarding the location of next year's event so please bear with us while we put everything in place! For now, be sure to mark the date in your diary...What: Family Fun Day 2021When: World Down Syndrome Day, Sunday 21 March 2021Keep your eyes peeled, more information coming soon! ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks 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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