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Supporting a Life of Possibilities admin@downsyndromewa.org.au

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Down Syndrome WA “Supports a Life of Possibilities” providing Family Support, Advocacy, Resources & Information and Activities & Events for people with Down syndrome, their families, and to those in the community who support them.

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

We provide meaningful resources, education, and training to families and those who support people with Down syndrome in the community.

We welcome contact from families and community, you can find all our contact details here or at the bottom of this page

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Countdown to the World Down Syndrome Congress (Brisbane) in July! It is going to be a fantastic week. Our CEO, Cassandra Hughes and Senior Coordinator Nikki Schwagermann will be presenting. And most importantly, you will hear from people with Down syndrome about their lives, challenges and successes. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to our sponsors for your unwavering support and generosity. This Gala Night will be one to remember.Together, we Support a Life of Possibilities, break down barriers, and create a brighter, more inclusive future for individuals with Down syndrome. ... See MoreSee Less

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DSWA Gala is nearly here!

Thank you to our sponsors for your unwavering support and generosity. This Gala Night will be one to remember.

Together, we Support a Life of Possibilities, break down barriers, and create a brighter, more inclusive future for individuals with Down syndrome.

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DSWA Gala is nearly here!

Thank you to our sponsors for your unwavering support and generosity. This Gala Night will be one to remember.We're still looking for that big wow raffle prize, please get in touch if you can help - admin@downsyndromewa.org.auTogether, we Support a Life of Possibilities, break down barriers, and create a brighter, more inclusive future for individuals with Down syndrome. ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago
DSWA Gala is nearly here!

Thank you to our sponsors for your unwavering support and generosity. This Gala Night will be one to remember.

Were still looking for that big wow raffle prize, please get in touch if you can help - admin@downsyndromewa.org.au

Together, we Support a Life of Possibilities, break down barriers, and create a brighter, more inclusive future for individuals with Down syndrome.

📢 Join Us for the Down Syndrome WA Beginner Key Word Sign Workshop! 📢

Proudly sponsored by @Telethon7 Are you looking to enhance your communication skills for you and/or your child? Come and learn about the principles of key word sign and gesture in our exciting introductory workshop! In this course, you will: ✅ Understand the principles of key word sign and gesture ✅ Learn how key word sign differs from Auslan ✅ Gain knowledge of how key word sign can be used alongside other communication methods ✅ Practice using speech and signs together in interactive activities ✅ Learn up to 80 new signs and common natural gestures Who is it for? This workshop is perfect for anyone interested in learning about key word sign. No prior experience or skills are required! What you will leave with: A detailed plan for your key word sign journey Access to a wealth of helpful resources Improved communication skills in a supportive and fun group setting Additional tools to communicate with your children and others Certificate of Completion Meet Your Instructor: Alison, a speech pathologist with over 20 years of experience in the disability sector, is passionate about helping individuals with disabilities achieve their full potential in communication. Event Details: Date: Friday 21 June 2024 Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm Location: Tuart Room, William Bertram Community Centre Cost: $250 (includes morning and afternoon tea) BYO LunchBook Here: NDIS Payment Options Available Secure your spot today and take the first step towards becoming proficient in key word sign! 📅🌟 ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago
📢 Join Us for the Down Syndrome WA Beginner Key Word Sign Workshop! 📢 

Proudly sponsored by @Telethon7  

Are you looking to enhance your communication skills for you and/or your child? Come and learn about the principles of key word sign and gesture in our exciting introductory workshop! 

In this course, you will:  

✅ Understand the principles of key word sign and gesture 

✅ Learn how key word sign differs from Auslan 

✅ Gain knowledge of how key word sign can be used alongside other communication methods  

✅ Practice using speech and signs together in interactive activities 

✅ Learn up to 80 new signs and common natural gestures 

Who is it for? This workshop is perfect for anyone interested in learning about key word sign. No prior experience or skills are required! 

What you will leave with: 

A detailed plan for your key word sign journey 

Access to a wealth of helpful resources 

Improved communication skills in a supportive and fun group setting 

Additional tools to communicate with your children and others  

Certificate of Completion  

Meet Your Instructor: Alison, a speech pathologist with over 20 years of experience in the disability sector, is passionate about helping individuals with disabilities achieve their full potential in communication. 

Event Details: 

Date: Friday 21 June 2024   

Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm  

Location: Tuart Room, William Bertram Community Centre  

Cost: $250 (includes morning and afternoon tea) 

BYO Lunch

Book Here: https://www.trybooking.com/CRQRG 

NDIS Payment Options Available 

Secure your spot today and take the first step towards becoming proficient in key word sign! 📅🌟

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Is this workshop happening on Saturday too? Thanks ☺️

Waiting for our NDIS to be confirmed and then we'll be booking in!

Does your child have to have DS to access this workshop?

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We look forward to hearing from you. DSWA has a small staff, and at times we may not be present at the office. Our phone has an answering service, we encourage you to leave a message and key staff will be notified by email of your call. We will return calls as soon as possible. We love meeting you in person, please call before you come to ensure someone is here to meet you.

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 Cygnet 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 Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm (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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