Welcome to Family Support at DSV. Our Family Support Manager Sonia Bonadio can provide home and hospital visits as well as support you over the phone and email at any stage of your journey. Please contact us on 9486 9600 or email email@example.com 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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Our closed groups are open to Victorian parents and carers of children with Down syndrome or those pregnant with a baby with Down syndrome.
We currently have two private groups which you can request to join:
Down Syndrome Victoria Parents for parents and carers across the lifespan.
Parents of Adults with Down syndrome a group specifically for parents and carers of someone with Down syndrome aged 18 years and over.
Our groups are mediated by DSV staff on weekdays and were specifically created to encourage peer support, information sharing and to empower families and to create positive expectations of our children and adults. Please feel free to share your joys and fears, highs and lows, current information and news.