Information and support in other languages
Down Syndrome Victoria can organise for an interpreter service for New Families free of charge.
Please phone our Family Support Manager - Sue on 9486 9600 or 1300 658 873.
We have some information in the following languages:
Other Helpful links:
Centrelink- In your language - Centrelink delivers a range of Commonwealth services to the Australian community i.e. Carer Allowance
Down syndrome: Health Issues - contains links to many international websites in other languages
Association for children with a disability - an information, support and advocacy organisation for children with a disability and their families – Their publication ‘Through the Maze’ - is a great overview of services and support for parents of children with a disability in Victoria and is a must for every family of a child with a disability. It is available in English, Arabic, Chinese and Vietnamese.
Support & Support Groups
Migrant Resource Centres:
ADEC Action on disability within ethnic communities Disability Support Program - ADEC runs 12 language specific Carers' support groups including: Arabic, Turkish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Italian, Greek and Afghan - For more information contact the Intake Officer on 9480 1666.
NEDA National ethnic disability alliance
QEC Queen Elizabeth Centre - The Centre provides practical support, education and advice to help parents develop skills to confidently manage the challenges of early parenthood.