Services & Projects
Down Syndrome NSW offers a number of services to members of the community. Our Parent Support Team provide ongoing support for families of people with Down syndrome. They also organise regular workshops and seminars to inform families and the wider community of current developments across a wide range of topics.
Down Syndrome NSW also publishes a number of periodicals which provide regular news and updates, collects quality information which will remain available on this website and has an extensive library on all aspects of Down syndrome. You can receive our publications and gain access to our library by becoming a member of Down Syndrome NSW.
We also run Up!Club, a peer support group for people with Down syndrome, as well as the Up Up Toastmasters group which seeks to encourage people with Down syndrome to participate in and learn about public speaking.
A number of projects have also been run through Down Syndrome NSW!
The Independent Living Support Initiative - aims to assist people with a disability who have ageing carers to move into an independent living arrangement through intensive skills development, and by supporting their transition to long term accommodation including meeting their on-going support needs.
Up, Up & Away (2006-2009) - equipped young adults with Down syndrome to live the kind of life that they want - to develop the skills, find opportunities and the supports they need.
All the Way Project (2005-2007) - to meet the changing needs of families across NSW, as their sons and daughters with Down syndrome grow into and through adulthood.