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Down Syndrome NSW invites you to our Better Start Early Days Workshop. Specifically for parents of babies and toddlers with Down syndrome, the workshop will discuss:

  • dealing with health professionals
  • Early Intervention
  • ECEI NDIS
  • What to expect - the future
  • services and supports
  • impact and experiences

It's a great opportunity for new parents to meet other families and learn valuable information about services that are available.  It's a relaxed, informal atmosphere to allow for sharing of lived experiences.

Dates: Wed 6th and Sat 9th Dec 2017
Time: 10am - 2pm.  A light lunch is provided
Venue: Down Syndrome NSW office, level6/410 Church St Nth Parramatta
This is a FREE workshop.  No cost to attend.
Bookings essential:  02 9841 4444 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Better_start_Flyer.pdf.

 

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SOAR & ROAR is on again Sunday 26 November at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek. SOAR & ROAR gives people with an intellectual disability a Dream Ride in a prestigious car including Lamborghinis, Corvettes, Morgans, Aston Martin, Hot Rods, Lotus and Mustang on the Race Track.

The Festival is a Free Family Fun Community Day to celebrate International Day of people with Disabilities proudly sponsored by Family and Community Services.

In addition to the Dream Ride Laps the day will also include; Live stage entertainment; carnival rides; Special Olympics Sports demonstrations; Shannon’s Show & Shine Display; Motorbike Displays; food stalls; face painting; petting zoo; Billycart Races; Wheeler Bear Show; Markets; Law Enforcement Torch Run and Ceremony; free access to grandstand seating and lots more…..Entry is by gold coin donation and parking is FREE.

Riders must be over 14 with an intellectual disability and must be able to ride alone in the car (without a carer).

Check out the website for more details: http://www.specialolympics.com.au/soarandroar/ride

If you are interested in securing some rides, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., subject line Soar and Roar, with the following details:

Name, email address, phone contact, number of rides, preferred times (12-5pm) Registration deadline 12th November 2017.

Down Syndrome NSW is currently recruiting for a permanent part-time admin assistant.

We are looking for a person with Down syndrome, aged 18 years and over, to work with Down Syndrome NSW as a part-time admin assistant. The location will be in our head office in Parramatta, for a minimum of 8 hours per week, over two days per week.  The successful applicant will be fully supported by Disability Employment Services for as long as required, and within our own office team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with Down syndrome to achieve the ability to get a paid job,  working with a team in an office and contributing their skills to the NSW community.

This is the link for the Position Description and Job Application Form (all in one file).  For more information, please contact Carolyn Frichot at DSANSW on 9841 4444.