General Support Services & Counselling

ACT Down Syndrome Association Inc


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About Us

The ACT Down Syndrome Association is a self help organisation which was formed in 1987 by a group of interested parents.


The aims of the Association are to provide support and information to families with a member who has Down syndrome, to promote improvements in the quality of life of persons with Down syndrome and to stimulate, within the wider community, an awareness of the very real abilities and needs, of people with Down Syndrome.

Family Contact

Through our parent support contacts we provide information, support and encouragement to families within the ACT.  Our parent support contacts are available to visit parents of a new baby either in the hospital or in the home, wherever parents feel that they would be more comfortable to meet another parent. Family contact continues through the age groups, with regular activities held for varying age groups.

Information and Resources

The Association keeps regular contact with our members through a monthly e-newsletter. We also run a workshop program throughout the year for professionals working with individuals with Down syndrome.


In addition to our workshop program we also run several social activities and events throughout the year, including an awards night and a family fun day.

Quick Facts About The Region

ACT Down Syndrome Association Inc is located in the suburbs of Pearce and Woden Valley, the council of Canberra and the federal electorate of Canberra.