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Peer Support News

Down Syndrome Victoria coordinates 16 MyTime groups in Victoria. To find a group in your area visit the MyTime website.

For more information contact Kerry Handsat the DSV office.

Step Up

Each year StepUp brings together people with Down Syndrome and their 'Mates" - everyone from friends and family to teachers, politicians and co-workers to raise funds for education, support and advocacy programs.

NDIS and Me

NDIS and Me supports people with Down syndrome and families to successfully transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme and get the best from the new system.

Starting school in 2016

The Department of Education and Early Childhood is supporting the Down Syndrome Inclusion Support Service by funding the service at no cost to government mainstream schools for a number of transition students.

 Empowerment & Inclusion


“Employment can offer many more advantages to a person with Down syndrome than simply a source of income. Work gives structure, a sense of purpose, feelings of competency and pride whilst offering an opportunity to learn new things and meet new people.”

The Inclusive Classroom

Down Syndrome Inclusion Support Service (DSISS) is a classroom based support service for teachers providing practical assistance and resources, improving learning outcomes for students with Down syndrome and their classmates.

Sport and Recreation

When sourcing recreation activities for your family member with Down syndrome it's important to consider mainstream/generic options as well as disability options. This will open up many more opportunities for your family.