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Supporting a Life of Possibilities

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Down Syndrome Western Australia is Western Australia’s peak organisation representing people with Down syndrome, their families and friends.

We “Support a Life of Possibilities” by providing family support, advocacy, information and activites for people with Down syndrome, their families, and to those in the community who support them.

Down Syndrome WA empowers people with Down syndrome and their families to live a life of their choice, and support them to achieve their goals. We support and represent their aspirations, needs and goals to build a community where “all people are welcomed in an inclusive society, where their contribution is valued and the are supported to lead a meaningful life of their choice.”


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Update on World Down Syndrome Day!

WA will be lighting up for WDSDDo you live somewhere with landmark lighting? Get in touch and we'll apply to light up for WDSD. Leave a comment or email admin@downsyndromewa.org.auLandmarks will light up in:Perth - Matagarup Bridge Mount Street Bridge- Sky Ribbon- Joondalup Drive Bridge - Northbridge TunnelBunbury- Marlston Hill Lookout- Koombana Bay Footbridge- Koombana Bay Foreshore- Marlston Waterfront- Guppy Park- the Navigators at the Koombana Drive roundabout- Richmond Reserve- the historic Arrol Crane at Jetty Road- Koolambidi Woola (Bunbury’s youth precinct).Kalgoorlie- Community Centre- Library ... See MoreSee Less

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Update on World Down Syndrome Day!

WA will be lighting up for WDSD

Do you live somewhere with landmark lighting? Get in touch and well apply to light up for WDSD. Leave a comment or email admin@downsyndromewa.org.au

Landmarks will light up in:
Perth 
- Matagarup Bridge Mount Street Bridge
- Sky Ribbon
- Joondalup Drive Bridge 
- Northbridge Tunnel

Bunbury
- Marlston Hill Lookout
- Koombana Bay Footbridge
- Koombana Bay Foreshore
- Marlston Waterfront
- Guppy Park
- the Navigators at the Koombana Drive roundabout
- Richmond Reserve
- the historic Arrol Crane at Jetty Road
- Koolambidi Woola (Bunbury’s youth precinct).

Kalgoorlie
- Community Centre
- Library

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Queens Park Theatre in Geraldton would look awesome as well 💙💛

The Marina, Mindarie would look absolutely divine lit up blue 💙💙💙

Mandurah has the old bridge with lighting and a couple of other areas. I tagged them in a previous post.

Albany justice centre and Albany town hall

• Optus Stadium (applications October only) • Bell Tower • Elizabeth Quay Bridge • Council House • Perth Children's Hospital • Perth Concert Hall • Yagan Square • WA Shipwrecks Museum • Fremantle Prison Gatehouse.

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🌟 Exciting News! 🌟

We're thrilled to announce that some iconic landmarks across Perth will be lighting up in Blue and Yellow on March 21st to recognize World Down Syndrome Day 2024! 💙💛This year, the theme of World Down Syndrome Day is "End the Stereotypes", highlighting the significance of challenging common misconceptions of Down Syndrome. Stereotypes can be harmful to individuals with Down syndrome, limiting their opportunities potential.Join us in spreading the message of acceptance and understanding by sharing your stories of how your loved one is breaking stereotypes and thriving. We want to hear about their achievements, passions, and contributions to their communities. By showcasing their unique talents and abilities, we can help change perceptions and create a more inclusive society.Share your experiences, initiatives, or simply your thoughts on ending stereotypes by emailing danica@downsyndromewa.org.au. 📧 Let's light up the night and illuminate the path towards a more inclusive and accepting world for individuals with Down syndrome! 💫 #WDSD2024 #EndStereotypes #PerthLightsUp ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago
🌟 Exciting News! 🌟
Were thrilled to announce that some iconic landmarks across Perth will be lighting up in Blue and Yellow on March 21st to recognize World Down Syndrome Day 2024! 💙💛
This year, the theme of World Down Syndrome Day is End the Stereotypes, highlighting the significance of challenging common misconceptions of Down Syndrome. Stereotypes can be harmful to individuals with Down syndrome, limiting their opportunities potential.
Join us in spreading the message of acceptance and understanding by sharing your stories of how your loved one is breaking stereotypes and thriving. We want to hear about their achievements, passions, and contributions to their communities. By showcasing their unique talents and abilities, we can help change perceptions and create a more inclusive society.
Share your experiences, initiatives, or simply your thoughts on ending stereotypes by emailing danica@downsyndromewa.org.au.
 📧 Lets light up the night and illuminate the path towards a more inclusive and accepting world for individuals with Down syndrome! 💫 #WDSD2024 #EndStereotypes #PerthLightsUp

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Congratulations and many thanks to Rachel for making this happen. It is going to be so amazing to see our city lit up in the global colours of World Down Syndrome Day. Cas

Can't wait to see it!

Fantastic!!😍

City of Bunbury can you match this?

City of Mandurah maybe the bridge and other areas in Mandurah could do the same.

The City of Albany maybe the town hall could follow suit!

So brilliant! 🎉💙💛💙💛🎉 Thank you Rachel, Danica and DSAWA!

City of Bunbury

Join the with Surya Hosein Down Syndrome Day

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🌟 The countdown begins! ⏳ We're less than one month away from World Down Syndrome Day 2024, and this year's global theme is "End the Stereotypes."

Join Down Syndrome WA as we mark this special day with a series of events aimed at promoting inclusivity and ending stereotypes Save the date for:🎨 March 21st: "End the Stereotypes in the Arts" Morning Tea - Let's showcase and celebrate the artistic talents of our community members! 🌈 City of Perth Lights – watch our city light up in support of WDSD 2024 Lots of Socks Campaign - Stay tuned for how you can participate in spreading awareness within your local community! 🥪 March 23rd: DSWA Family Picnic - A day filled with love, laughter, and cherished moments with our loved ones.Keep an eye out for updates on how you can get involved and show your support in ending stereotypes this World Down Syndrome Day. Together, let's create a more inclusive and accepting world for everyone! 💙🧦 #WorldDownSyndromeDay #EndTheStereotypes #Inclusion #DSWAEvents ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago
🌟 The countdown begins! ⏳ Were less than one month away from World Down Syndrome Day 2024, and this years global theme is End the Stereotypes. 
Join Down Syndrome WA as we mark this special day with a series of events aimed at promoting inclusivity and ending stereotypes Save the date for:
🎨 March 21st: End the Stereotypes in the Arts Morning Tea - Lets showcase and celebrate the artistic talents of our community members! 
🌈 City of Perth Lights – watch our city light up in support of WDSD 2024 
Lots of Socks Campaign - Stay tuned for how you can participate in spreading awareness within your local community! 
🥪 March 23rd: DSWA Family Picnic - A day filled with love, laughter, and cherished moments with our loved ones.
Keep an eye out for updates on how you can get involved and show your support in ending stereotypes this World Down Syndrome Day. Together, lets create a more inclusive and accepting world for everyone!
 💙🧦 #WorldDownSyndromeDay #EndTheStereotypes #Inclusion #DSWAEvents

Look who I bumped into in Albany today. The fabulous Down Syndrome WA Great Southern team is having a sausage sizzle at Bunnings Albany So if you are in Albany drop in and support the Great Southern group ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago
Look who I bumped into in Albany today.  The fabulous Down Syndrome WA Great Southern team is having a sausage sizzle at Bunnings Albany  So if you are in Albany drop in and support the Great Southern group

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Good job guys! Hope you do wellxx

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We look forward to hearing from you.  DSWA has a small staff, and at times staff may not be present at the office.  Our phone has an answering service, please do leave a message and key staff will be notified by email and return your call as soon as possible.  We would love to meet you in person, to ensure we are here to meet you, please call the office to ensure the person you need to see will be in. 

Phone: 61-8 6182 3690

Email: admin@downsyndromewa.org.au 

Street address: Down Syndrome WA, Cygnet Hall, 17 Hackett Drive Crawley (If you are visiting, Google Maps will recognise Cygnett Hall and bring you to our gate - please phone on arrival to have a staff member let you in the gate)

Postal address: PO Box 3179, Broadway Nedlands WA 6009

Office Hours: Monday to Thursday: 8:30am to 3:30pm (DSWA's small staff offer home and hospital visits and support members offsite in a number of ways, we may not always have a staff member onsite during these hours). Closed: Saturday, Sunday & Public holidays

Feedback, Compliments and Complaints: See our Feedback, Compliments and Complaints page for details.

You can reach our CEO at ceo@downsyndromewa.org.au

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