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(03) 9486 9600

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.

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

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With many of us under stay-at-home orders or keeping our distance from others to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, keeping in touch can sometimes be a challenge.If you’re looking for ways to stay connected – DSV has got you covered.+ Join our Family Support Manager Sonia this Saturday, 18 July for a coffee an chat from 11am-12pm.+ And next Thursday 23 July you can join Debby, our Adult Support Manager, for a coffee and chat from 8pm-9pm.For more information and to register, visit downsyndrome.org.au/vic/#news ... See MoreSee Less

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We hope youre keeping warm and enjoying the school holidays. Please remember, we can’t ease up on looking after ourselves or each other.

Getting tested for Coronavirus means you keep yourself, your friends, family, workplace and your community safe.

If you have any symptoms, find out where to get tested at vic.gov.au/CORONAVIRUS

We hope you're keeping warm and enjoying the school holidays. Please remember, we can’t ease up on looking after ourselves or each other.Getting tested for Coronavirus means you keep yourself, your friends, family, workplace and your community safe.If you have any symptoms, find out where to get tested at vic.gov.au/CORONAVIRUS ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

We’ve been awarded a 2020 Westpac Foundation Rural Community Grant in partnership with the FRRR (Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal) to help create education opportunities for students with Down Syndrome in regional Victoria. 

The $10,000 grant will help us employ regional Education Consultants to deliver DSV’s Education Support Service.

We’ve been awarded a 2020 Westpac Foundation Rural Community Grant in partnership with the FRRR (Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal) to help create education opportunities for students with Down Syndrome in regional Victoria. The $10,000 grant will help us employ regional Education Consultants to deliver DSV’s Education Support Service. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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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

Email: info@dsav.asn.au

Fax: 03 9486 9601

Office Hours: 9.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Thursday

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