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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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Down Syndrome Victoria 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 work alongside people with Down syndrome and their families to reach their potential and live the lives they choose.

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 our more about our organisation.


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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.

Go to our Policies and Procedures.

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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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IT'S YOUR LAST CHANCE TO DONATE!When you give to DSV this June, you're helping ensure new and prospective parents get the critical support they need. We believe families need un-biased information and support during the prenatal and postnatal phase, so they can make informed choices and feel supported in their parenting journey. At DSV, we're proud to provide this information and support, however we receive no recurrent funding and limited government support. We rely entirely on the generosity of our donors. We need your help! Make a tax deductible donation today at mycause.com.au/downsyndromevic ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago
ITS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO DONATE!

When you give to DSV this June, youre helping ensure new and prospective parents get the critical support they need. 

We believe families need un-biased information and support during the prenatal and postnatal phase, so they can make informed choices and feel supported in their parenting journey. 

At DSV, were proud to provide this information and support, however we receive no recurrent funding and limited government support. We rely entirely on the generosity of our donors. 

We need your help! 

Make a tax deductible donation today at mycause.com.au/downsyndromevic

DATE CHANGE!Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to change the date of our upcoming ‘Special Disability Trusts’ workshop.The new date is Wednesday 3 August at the same time - 7pm.To learn more and register, visit www.downsyndrome.org.au/event/…We hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago
DATE CHANGE!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to change the date of our upcoming ‘Special Disability Trusts’ workshop.

The new date is Wednesday 3 August at the same time - 7pm.

To learn more and register, visit www.downsyndrome.org.au/event/special-disability-trusts/

We hope to see you there!

Meet Sonia Bonadio, Family Support Manager at Down Syndrome Victoria. Sonia works closely with new and prospective parents to provide sensitive personal guidance and support to help navigate what can be a challenging time. However, this important work in the pre and postnatal space is not supported by recurrent funding. With just one week before the end of financial year, we're asking you to please consider a donation to help us advocate and continue to provide services for new and prospective parents.Make a tax deductible contribution today at mycause.com.au/downsyndromevic ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

When Sandra was pregnant, she discovered there was a very high chance that Ella (then known as Baby Bud) would have Down syndrome. There was never any doubt in their minds that ‘Baby Bud’ would be perfect just the way they were, but their immense love for their baby was accompanied by fear about what it would mean for their health, the life they’d be able to lead, and how they would participate and be included in the broader community.They reached out to Down Syndrome Victoria searching for information, but found so much more. "Through DSV our world opened up and we were connected to not only information, but a community of support that made my pregnancy and Ella’s first year of life much less lonely and scary. Sonia [DSV's Family Support Manager] visited us in our home during those early weeks and connected me with a pregnancy care support group, and a community of Victorian parents, and it made all the difference," Sandra said."We will forever be grateful for Sonia and DSV’s support. Our fear for Ella’s future has been replaced with hope and a new confidence in our capacity as parents and advocates knowing that we have the support of DSV and an amazing community walking alongside us," she said.At DSV, we're determined to continue advocating for and supporting new and prospective parents like Sandra, however we need your help to make our efforts go even further.Currently we receive no funding for our prenatal services, with limited government support for our postnatal service offering. We rely entirely on the generosity of our donors to ensure delivery of this critical support. With just one week before the end of financial year, we are asking you to please consider a donation to help us advocate and continue to provide services for new and prospective parents. For more details and to donate visit mycause.com.au/downsyndromevic ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago
When Sandra was pregnant, she discovered there was a very high chance that Ella (then known as Baby Bud) would have Down syndrome. 

There was never any doubt in their minds that ‘Baby Bud’ would be perfect just the way they were, but their immense love for their baby was accompanied by fear about what it would mean for their health, the life they’d be able to lead, and how they would participate and be included in the broader community.

They reached out to Down Syndrome Victoria searching for information, but found so much more. 

Through DSV our world opened up and we were connected to not only information, but a community of support that made my pregnancy and Ella’s first year of life much less lonely and scary. Sonia [DSVs Family Support Manager] visited us in our home during those early weeks and connected me with a pregnancy care support group, and a community of Victorian parents, and it made all the difference, Sandra said.

We will forever be grateful for Sonia and DSV’s support. Our fear for Ella’s future has been replaced with hope and a new confidence in our capacity as parents and advocates knowing that we have the support of DSV and an amazing community walking alongside us, she said.

At DSV, were determined to continue advocating for and supporting new and prospective parents like Sandra, however we need your help to make our efforts go even further.

Currently we receive no funding for our prenatal services, with limited government support for our postnatal service offering. We rely entirely on the generosity of our donors to ensure delivery of this critical support. 

With just one week before the end of financial year, we are asking you to please consider a donation to help us advocate and continue to provide services for new and prospective parents. 

For more details and to donate visit mycause.com.au/downsyndromevic

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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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