Family Support

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Are you expecting a baby with Down syndrome? Take a look at our prenatal information here.

If you’re a new parent find more information for new parents here.

Our Family Support Manager Sonia Bonadio is available for home and hospital visits, as well as support over the phone or email. Please contact us on 9486 9600 or email familysupport@dsav.asn.au to get in touch.

Down Syndrome Victoria provides support, encouragement, information and resources to families who have a member with Down syndrome. We are committed to a model of peer support and empowerment to build resilience in people with Down syndrome and their families.

We welcome those that are new to the journey, and those that have walked it for years.

Down Syndrome Victoria believes that families have the right to feel supported in their choices no matter which paths they choose. We aim to provide balanced, researched information so that families can make informed decisions about how to best raise their children within the context of their family unit.

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