What we do

Down Syndrome Victoria is a membership organisation. We provide parents, families, professionals and friends of people with Down syndrome with support, encouragement, information and resources.

We offer:

  • Personal support for parents, especially when a new baby is born, through our Family Support Team
  • A statewide network of Support groups including Peer Support groups (Club21) for Adults with Down syndrome
  • Information for parents, professionals, and other interested people
  • A national members journal 'Voice', information packs and booklets
  • Training and Information workshops covering a wide range of topics 
  • Speakers to groups wanting to know more about Down syndrome
  • Encouragement of, and keeping up-to-date with evidence based and current research (both medical and educational)
  • Education Support Service, providing support and information for teachers who have a child with Down syndrome enrolled at their school
  • Representation of the needs of people with Down syndrome to Government and community areas
  • A staffed office offering personal assistance and information (Monday to Thursday - 9:00am to 4:30pm)
  • An Adult Support Coordinator working with individuals and their families/carers/employers etc 
  • Library facilities and resources for members including books, DVD's, kits and journals
  • Systemic advocacy; working towards the full participation of people with Down syndrome in the economic and social life of the community
  • Access to world-wide information through international journals and the internet
  • Website www.downsyndromevictoria.org.au
  • Interpreter service available on request