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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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Newport Calisthenics Club is creating a Recreational Disability Team for participants of all genders, aged between 7 and 14 years old. These recreational classes will cater for individuals with a Disability to encourage skill development, create a safe place to socialise and make friends, and promote health and wellbeing.If you, or someone you know is interested in joining the team, submit your expression of interest through the form below!Newport Calisthenics Club is creating a Recreational Disability Team for participants of all genders, aged between 7 and 14 years old. These recreational classes will cater for individuals with a Disability to encourage skill development, create a safe place to socialise and make friends, and promote health and wellbeing.What is Calisthenics you may ask? We are a sport registered under VicSport, with dance at its heart. Calisthenics is a uniquely Australian sport encompassing dance, basic ballet and gymnastics. Calisthenics aims to develop;→ Fitness→ Flexibility→ Balance→ Teamwork→ Social skills→ Friendships→ Coordination→ Working memoryOur goals for 2022 is:→ Introduce recreational classes every week→ Provide an opportunity for the participants to perform on stage as a team, or soloist at the NCC 90th Anniversary End-of-Year Concert held on the 12th of November 2022.Our ongoing goals:→ Expand NCC’s coaching teams’ capabilities to cater for a larger number of members → Increase the suite of items offered for members to enjoy the full Calisthenics experience!We cannot wait to hear from our community! If you, or someone you know is interested in joining the team, please submit your expression of interest through the form below! ... See MoreSee Less

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Newport Calisthenics Club is creating a Recreational Disability Team for participants of all genders, aged between 7 and 14 years old. 

These recreational classes will cater for individuals with a Disability to encourage skill development, create a safe place to socialise and make friends, and promote health and wellbeing.

If you, or someone you know is interested in joining the team, submit your expression of interest through the form below!

https://forms.gle/6c3tkCpvDWkzoCdE9

Will you be joining our next 15+ coffee and chat?Come along to share your experiences with other parents and carers and get the latest DSV updates from Adult Support Manager Debby Fraumano.Looking forward to seeing you online at 8pm, 21 July.Learn more and register at www.downsyndrome.org.au/event/… ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago
Will you be joining our next 15+ coffee and chat?

Come along to share your experiences with other parents and carers and get the latest DSV updates from Adult Support Manager Debby Fraumano.

Looking forward to seeing you online at 8pm, 21 July.

Learn more and register at www.downsyndrome.org.au/event/july-coffee-and-chat-15-years/

Have you registered for next week's Alzheimer's x Down syndrome webinar with Dr. Brian Skotko?Hosted by our friends at Down Syndrome NSW, DSV members are invited to attend at the special price of $15. When: Friday 8 July 2022Time: 9am-10:30amWhere: ZoomLearn more and register at https://events.humanitix.com/dr-brian-skotko-onlin… ... See MoreSee Less

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Have you registered for next weeks Alzheimers x Down syndrome webinar with Dr. Brian Skotko?

Hosted by our friends at Down Syndrome NSW, DSV members are invited to attend at the special price of $15. 

When: Friday 8 July 2022
Time: 9am-10:30am
Where: Zoom

Learn more and register at https://events.humanitix.com/dr-brian-skotko-online-webinar

Have you registered for our upcoming Wills and Estate Planning workshop?Join us at 7pm on 13 July for information on Wills and Estate Planning for a family member with a disability.You will gain knowledge about:+ Planning for wills and power of attorney+ Appointing trustees, asset protection and safeguarding pensions and government benefits+ Guardianship and Administration+ Protective TrustsThis workshop is for parents and carers.Learn more and register at www.downsyndrome.org.au/event/… ... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago
Have you registered for our upcoming Wills and Estate Planning workshop?

Join us at 7pm on 13 July for information on Wills and Estate Planning for a family member with a disability.

You will gain knowledge about:
+ Planning for wills and power of attorney
+ Appointing trustees, asset protection and safeguarding pensions and government benefits
+ Guardianship and Administration
+ Protective Trusts

This workshop is for parents and carers.

Learn more and register at www.downsyndrome.org.au/event/wills-and-estate-planning-for-a-family-member-with-a-disability/

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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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