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At Down syndrome Australia we offer support and information for people with Down syndrome and their families all over the country.

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We are made up of associations from each state and territory.

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We have all come together to:

 

  • represent people with Down syndrome
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  • support people with Down syndrome
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  • help people with Down syndrome achieve their goals.
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If you join the association in your state or territory:

 

  • your money helps keep them going
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  • you can find helpful information
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  • you can connect to an exciting community of:
    • people with Down syndrome
    • families
    • supporters.

Advocacy and policy

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We represent people with Down syndrome and their families all over Australia.

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Advocacy is an important part of what we do.

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It means we speak up for people with Down syndrome.

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We talk to:

 

  • the state and territory associations
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  • the Government
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  • national organisations.

The NDIS

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We talk to the Government about the NDIS.

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We want to make sure the NDIS was right for people with Down syndrome.

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We want to help people with Down syndrome, their families and carers make good choices about supports and services.

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We want to give you:

  • information
  • tools
  • resources

that will support you when you have to make decisions.

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We are trying to get funding that will help us do this.

The Migration Act

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There is a law that stops some families from coming to live in Australia if a family member has Down syndrome.

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This law is called the Migration Act.

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Associations in some states have been trying to get changes made to the Migration Act.

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The government put together a committee to review the law.

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The work the associations did was a very important part of making this happen.

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