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.
- 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 help you get information from people in a similar situation
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, or call the national information line on 1300 881 935.
Australian Capital Territory
Down Syndrome Association of the Northern Territory
Shop 75 Smith St Darwin NT 0800
P: 08 8985 6222
New South Wales
You can find a wide range of information on Down syndrome on the internet, including websites offering support and information.
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.
- ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s, SPD & Down Syndrome Support Group
- Down Syndrome
- Down syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Down syndrome and Families in South Australia
- Inclusive Education for Australian Students with Down syndrome
- NDIS and me
- Parents of Adults with Down syndrome, Victoria, Australia
What resources do you use to get support? Tell us in the comment section below.