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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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The Siblings Camp was AMAZING.

Such an incredible group of young people, who connected quickly and showed empathy, support and kindness throughout the camp. We had a lot of laughs, lots of challenges and adrenaline fun! Thank you to everyone who came to camp. You rocked and we loved sharing the weekend with you. Our thanks to to our staff and the Woodman point staff. And a huge thanks to "The Siblings Research Project" at TKI for sponsoring the camp. We are so lucky to have your support for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Also thanks to Siblings Australia for the awesome torches. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Siblings Camp was AMAZING.  
Such an incredible group of young people, who connected quickly and showed empathy, support and kindness throughout the camp.  
We had a lot of laughs, lots of challenges and adrenaline fun!  

Thank you to everyone who came to camp.  You rocked and we loved sharing the weekend with you.  

Our thanks to to our staff and the Woodman point staff.   
And a huge thanks to The Siblings Research Project at TKI for sponsoring the camp.  We are so lucky to have your support for this once in a lifetime opportunity.  
Also thanks to Siblings Australia  for the awesome torches.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Hey everyone, thank you for all the amazing feedback. I just wanted to manage any expectations - the camp cost around $12000, which is about $650 per person. DSWA doesn't have the funds to run events like this and they only happen if we have external funding. This time we were so lucky to receive the support of the Siblings Research Project which concludes their research this year. We hope that siblings will come along to StepUp and the Christmas party so that they can all catch up again and continue those friendship. Cas

Matthew had such an amazing time, he said it was the best day of his life! Thanks so much for taking such great care of him and creating such a fun time for them all. 🥰

My boys had an amazing experience there this past weekend. So much fun they didn’t want to leave! And they made some great friends too. It couldn’t have been better! Thanks to everyone who helped out and contributed.

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Tax time is approaching!

Did you know that all donations over $2 to Down Syndrome WA are tax deductable and....... You - will be Supporting a Life of possiblities for children and adults with Down Syndrome. You can donate today at mycause: Or scan the QR code belowYour generous donation supports the association to:- $50 can support critical family support phone service- $100 can contribute to connecting potential employers with an employee with Down syndrome to secure a meaningful job- $150 can provide one hour of face-to-face support for a person with Down syndrome, family, or education provider- $500+ can allow our training team to provide a workshop on an essential topic- $1000+ gives one of our key strategic initiatives like the Advisory Network, advocacy priorities or projects a major boost. Did you know that 500 people donating the cost of a coffee per week could raise $150,000 per year for the association. ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago
Tax time is approaching!

Did you know that all donations over $2 to Down Syndrome WA are tax deductable and....... You - will be Supporting a Life of possiblities for children and adults with Down Syndrome. 

You can donate today at mycause:  https://www.mycause.com.au/page/347004
Or scan the QR code below

Your generous donation supports the association to:

- $50 can support critical family support phone service

- $100 can contribute to connecting potential employers with an employee with Down syndrome to secure a meaningful job

- $150 can provide one hour of face-to-face support for a person with Down syndrome, family, or education provider

- $500+ can allow our training team to provide a workshop on an essential topic

- $1000+ gives one of our key strategic initiatives like the Advisory Network, advocacy priorities or projects a major boost. 

Did you know that 500 people donating the cost of a coffee per week could raise $150,000 per year for the association.

📢LAST CALL TO REGISTER 📢 Today is the last day to register for our upcoming Key Word Sign workshop

We only have a couple of spots left. NDIS payment options are availableGet your tickets now: Proudly sponsored by @Telethon7 Are you looking to enhance your communication skills for you and/or your child or your profession? Come and learn about the principles of key word sign and gesture in our exciting introductory workshop! In this workshop, 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: Secure your spot today and take the first step towards becoming proficient in key word sign! 📅🌟 ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago
📢LAST CALL TO REGISTER 📢 Today is the last day to register for our upcoming Key Word Sign workshop 

We only have a couple of spots left. NDIS payment options are available

Get your tickets now: https://www.trybooking.com/CRQRG 

Proudly sponsored by @Telethon7  

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

In this workshop, 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 

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

Down Syndrome Australia CEO Darryl and self-advocate Michel are on their way to COSP (Conference of States Parties) at the United Nations in New York.Countdown to COSP: Just 5 days to go!

Our CEO Darryl and self-advocate Michael are on their way to COSP (Conference of States Parties) at the United Nations in New York. COSP is where countries come together to talk about the rights of people with disability.Darryl and Michel are excited to represent our community on this international stage. COSP will be a great opportunity to:- Meet new people from around the world- Discuss inclusion for people with disability- Learn about what other countries are doing for disability rights- Share important issues for people with Down syndrome and how we can improve- Talk about what we're doing in Australia to make things more inclusiveStay tuned for more updates from COSP next week! #COSP2024 #COSP #UnitedNations #DisabilityRights #DownSyndromeAustralia #DownSyndrome ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago
Down Syndrome Australia CEO Darryl and self-advocate Michel are on their way to COSP (Conference of States Parties) at the United Nations in New York.

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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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