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


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 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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After three years, Matt O’Neil is leaving his chair on the Down Syndrome Australia Advisory Network to take on some new and exciting ventures in 2021. Matt remains a valued employee here at DSV and we're thrilled to announce that he'll be taking on a new role as Chair for the DSV Advisory Network next year! We'll share about the advisory network and introduce you to its new members soon! ... See MoreSee Less

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Go Matt!

Awesome work Matt!

DSV is looking for expressions of interest to join its board. The current DSV board consists of five non-executive directors. In line with many other not for profit organisations, DSV operates a skills-based board with each director bringing different skills which will benefit the organisation at that point in time.After several years of significant contribution, two of our directors have indicated their intention to step down in 2021; Peter Calliard and Jan Hodgson. Peter brings experience in strategy, communications, business leadership and legal expertise. Jan brings an understanding of health, research (specifically on genetics) and education. We are looking for successors to replace them with, in particular, legal, research and health experience. In addition, we believe that we need to add to the skills of the current board and have decided to add another two non-executive director positions, extending the board size from six to eight. We are looking for expressions of interest from people with one or more of the following:Essential – experience of Down syndromePreferred – Government, particularly understanding of Victorian state government areas of health and educationTechnology (preferably digital or website capabilities)Marketing/FundraisingCommunicationsStrategyIf you wish to express interest in any of these roles, or ask any questions, please contact Katrina Enos - DSV President at Expressions of interest close Friday 11 December 2020. With thanks, Katrina EnosDSV President ... See MoreSee Less

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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


Fax: 03 9486 9601

Office Hours: 9.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Thursday

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