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Relationships

If the past year has taught us anything, it would be how important our relationships are. Good relationships are vital in our lives. We need people to share our happiest moments with, and people who will support us when things aren’t going so great. For the April issue of Voice…

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So awesome to have our ambassador Valentine Holmes meet the team from Down Syndrome Queensland and the Townsville community this week to talk all things footy 😃

Everyone had an absolute ball!

So awesome to have our ambassador Valentine Holmes meet the team from Down Syndrome Queensland and the Townsville community this week to talk all things footy 😃Everyone had an absolute ball! ... See MoreSee Less

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“It needs to be very clear that the needs of people with Down syndrome and autism are different than people with just Down syndrome or just autism. They need different supports. These differences are not always captured by the questions asked in an assessment. You need to look at how these issues interact and how to support people holistically. It has to be seen as a separate thing but also something that has a multiplier impact. The supports you do early on have an impact on how independent the person can be in the future.”
 
Recently, parents of children with both Down syndrome and autism shared their experiences with us for a submission to the NDIA on their consultation about support for people with autism.
 
Research suggests that people with Down syndrome are more likely to have autism compared to other people in the community. 
 
DSA argues that the NDIA needs to consider the additional support required for people who have autism and other co-occuring disabilities. We are concerned about the proposal around fixed funding bands and the use of independent assessments.
 
Read our submission here: https://www.downsyndrome.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/2021-NDIA-Autism-Final_PDF.pdf

“It needs to be very clear that the needs of people with Down syndrome and autism are different than people with just Down syndrome or just autism. They need different supports. These differences are not always captured by the questions asked in an assessment. You need to look at how these issues interact and how to support people holistically. It has to be seen as a separate thing but also something that has a multiplier impact. The supports you do early on have an impact on how independent the person can be in the future.” Recently, parents of children with both Down syndrome and autism shared their experiences with us for a submission to the NDIA on their consultation about support for people with autism. Research suggests that people with Down syndrome are more likely to have autism compared to other people in the community. DSA argues that the NDIA needs to consider the additional support required for people who have autism and other co-occuring disabilities. We are concerned about the proposal around fixed funding bands and the use of independent assessments. Read our submission here: https://downsyndrome.org.au/wp-content/uploads/… ... See MoreSee Less

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Completely agree 100%. My son has Down Syndrome and level 1 autism and his needs are very complex. No one generalised band of support or funding can suit everyone.