Down syndrome resources

Down syndrome resources

Whether you are the person living with Down syndrome, a carer, family member or friend, there are some great resources and support groups available to help you with practical and emotional support. Support groups, either in the community or online, can offer you the opportunity to get in touch with people in a similar situation and share experiences and information.

Key points

  • Making sure you as either a person with Down syndrome or as a carer or family member are supported is important
  • You can find support online or in person  depending on what you're comfortable with
  • Being involved in a support group can let you get information from people in a similar situation

Associations

Down syndrome associations across Australia provide information and offer access to workshops and support groups for people with Down syndrome but also for parents, carers and siblings. Find the Down syndrome association in your State or Territory below and contact them to find out what groups they run.

Australian Capital Territory

ACT Down Syndrome Association
Building 1, Pearce Community Centre, Collett Place, Pearce
PO Box 717 Mawson ACT 2607
P: 02 6290 0656
E: [email protected]
W: actdsa.org.au

South Australia

Down Syndrome South Australia
4 McInnes Street, Ridleyton SA 5008
P: 08 8245 4600
E: [email protected]
W: downssa.asn.au

Victoria

Down Syndrome Victoria
18/71 Victoria Crescent Abbotsford VIC 3067
P: 1300 658 873
E: [email protected]
W: downsyndromevictoria.org.au

Queensland

Down Syndrome Queensland
282 Stafford Road, Stafford QLD 4053
P: 07 3356 6655
E: [email protected]
W: downsyndromeqld.org.au

Western Australia

Down Syndrome Western Australia
Suite 3, 2 Canning Highway South Perth,
PO Box 338, Bentley WA 6982
P: 08 9368 4002
E: [email protected]
W: dsawa.asn.au

Northern Territory

Down Syndrome Association of the Northern Territory
Shop 75 Smith St Darwin NT 0800
P: 08 8985 6222
W: downsyndroment.com.au

Tasmania

Down Syndrome Tasmania
PO Box 1157, Devonport TAS 7310
P: 1300 592 050
E: [email protected]
W: downsyndrometasmania.org.au

New South Wales

Down Syndrome New South Wales
Level 6/410 Church St, North Parramatta NSW 2151
P: 02 9841 4444
E: [email protected]
W: downsyndromensw.org.au

Websites

You can find a wide range of information on Down syndrome on the internet, including websites offering support and information.

Down Syndrome Australia
18/71 Victoria Crescent, Abbotsfield VIC 3067
P: 1300 344 954
E: [email protected]
W: downsyndrome.org.au

National Down Syndrome Society
E: [email protected]
W: ndss.org

Online Forums

Online forums are a great way to engage with parents, carers, family, friends and people with Down syndrome for support and advice. Start the conversation today by joining these Facebook forums.

What resources do you use to get support? Tell us in the comment section below. 

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