DSSA supports people with Down syndrome, their families and carers by offering a broad range of services.

These begin with early intervention and extend to post secondary school life education support, including leisure, recreation and respite programs. We also provide training and development for education and allied health professionals. Our education programs are leading edge and created by experts in Down syndrome and other chromosomal disorders.

DSSA believes people with Down syndrome and other chromosomal disorders have individual abilities and needs and acknowledge their right to:

  • Be treated with dignity and respect.
  • Have access to services appropriate to their individual needs.
  • Receive support and assistance in working towards their personal goals.
  • Aspire to a range of relationships.
  • Contribute to their own destiny.
  • Have opportunities for life-long learning.
  • Be a responsible, contributing member of society.

DSSA has similar goals to, and works closely with Down Syndrome Australia. We encourage you to access their website for further information on Down syndrome.