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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.

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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 out more about our organisation. Our office hours are 10am – 4.30pm Monday to Thursday.


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Down Syndrome Victoria

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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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Calling all education professionals! Let's get the year in your classroom off to a stellar start!

Please join us online on Tuesday 14 February for Setting the Year Up For Success, a workshop where you will learn how to best set up your classroom to include and support all students. This workshop is for education professionals of students with Down syndrome. It will provide information about:🔸 tools and strategies to use to support a student with Down syndrome 🔸 how to use these tools and strategies effectively 🔸 how to establish an inclusive classroom. Learn more and register at www.downsyndrome.org.au/event/… ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago
Calling all education professionals! Lets get the year in your classroom off to a stellar start! 

Please join us online on Tuesday 14 February for Setting the Year Up For Success, a workshop where you will learn how to best set up your classroom to include and support all students. 

This workshop is for education professionals of students with Down syndrome. It will provide information about:

🔸 tools and strategies to use to support a student with Down syndrome 
🔸 how to use these tools and strategies effectively 
🔸 how to establish an inclusive classroom. 

Learn more and register at www.downsyndrome.org.au/event/setting-the-year-up-for-success/

⭐️ Make 2023 your most ADVENTUROUS yet ⭐️

Bookings are now open for our 2023 camp dates across all of our wonderful Y Camp Journey experiences. With over 45 camps on offer (that's nearly one every weekend of the year) we visit a range of different camp locations across our 1, 2 and 3 night camps.At Y Camp Journeys we are passionate about offering the chance for everyone to travel and experience active recreation. We specialise in person centred supported camping experiences that are carefully planned to maximise fun and experience. All activities are accessible and inclusive at Y Camp locations so that everyone has the ability to participate in their own way while learning and sharing the experience with others.⛺️To see our 2023 camp dates and to book visit our website ... See MoreSee Less

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📢 Last chance to register, 4 Peaks 2023!

Was your new year resolution to find a healthier you?In March, you could be setting off on the adventure-of-a-lifetime along the Victorian Alps to the summit of Victoria’s four highest peaks! Mount Dunn, Mount Stirling, Mount Feathertop and Mount Bogong. To help you get there, you can save $150 if you sign up before registrations close on 31 January!As part of DSV Four Peaks 2023, you’ll raise vital funds to provide support, encouragement, information and resources to people with Down syndrome, their families, friends and professionals as well as challenging yourself physically in the Victorian Alps.Places on this incredible adventure are limited and closing in just a few days, on Tuesday 31 January. Don’t miss out!Visit https://inspiredadventures.com.au/event/… for all the details or reach out to us on 9486 9600 or info@dsav.asn.au with any questions. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago
📢 Last chance to register, 4 Peaks 2023!

Was your new year resolution to find a healthier you?

In March, you could be setting off on the adventure-of-a-lifetime along the Victorian Alps to the summit of Victoria’s four highest peaks! Mount Dunn, Mount Stirling, Mount Feathertop and Mount Bogong. 

To help you get there, you can save $150 if you sign up before registrations close on 31 January!

As part of DSV Four Peaks 2023, you’ll raise vital funds to provide support, encouragement, information and resources to people with Down syndrome, their families, friends and professionals as well as challenging yourself physically in the Victorian Alps.

Places on this incredible adventure are limited and closing in just a few days, on Tuesday 31 January. Don’t miss out!

Visit https://inspiredadventures.com.au/event/dsv-4peaks-2023/ for all the details or reach out to us on 9486 9600 or info@dsav.asn.au with any questions.

Does your child’s school know about Down Syndrome Victoria’s Education Support Service (ESS)?

It's the only visiting teacher service available for students with an intellectual disability in Victoria. The ESS is committed to ensuring that mainstream schools supporting students with Down syndrome have access to strategies and resources to support their diverse learning needs and styles. Through our partnership with the Department of Education and Training, a number of fully funded positions are available.If we have not previously supported your child or they are in a transition year at a government school they are eligible for one of these funded positions. If you would like your child to take part in the service in 2023, please complete and return the registration form: Places are limited and will be filled in order of receipt of registration. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago
Does your child’s school know about Down Syndrome Victoria’s Education Support Service (ESS)?

Its the only visiting teacher service available for students with an intellectual disability in Victoria. The ESS is committed to ensuring that mainstream schools supporting students with Down syndrome have access to strategies and resources to support their diverse learning needs and styles.
 
Through our partnership with the Department of Education and Training, a number of fully funded positions are available.

If we have not previously supported your child or they are in a transition year at a government school they are eligible for one of these funded positions. 

If you would like your child to take part in the service in 2023, please complete and return the registration form: https://bit.ly/3BWGPz2

Places are limited and will be filled in order of receipt of registration.

Get In Touch

Get in Touch

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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