Government and advocacy
Down Syndrome Victoria is committed to the full participation of people with Down syndrome in the economic and social life of the community. We do this by providing individual and family support based on a model of empowerment, being a source of quality information and resources, sharing our knowledge and experience and via systemic advocacy.
Advocacy leads to social change. Advocacy groups contribute to democracy in many important ways; they give a voice to (misrepresented) citizen's interests, they mobilise people to participate in the democratic process, they assist in the development of better public policy and they ensure governments' accountability to citizens.
Down Syndrome Victoria continually strives to be a leading authoritative voice for people with Down syndrome and their families.
Down Syndrome Australia - http://www.downsyndrome.org.au/
Complaints about your disability service - Disability Services Commissioner
Human rights complaints - Office of the Public Advocate