Down Syndrome NSW

People living with down syndrome in the community will be recognised at Step UP! for Down Syndrome. The annual event brings people together to raise funds and celebrate the achievements of people living with Down syndrome.

Picton: Highland residents are invited to head along to an event at the Picton Botanic Gardens on Sunday 16th September A walk will be held at the gardens from 9:30am to 1.30pm. There will be a barbecue, stalls, raffles and entertainment provided on the day.

Penrith: The community is invited to head along to an event at the Sydney International Regatta Centre on Sunday 21st October The walk will be begin at 10am.

Sydney: The community is invited to head along to an event at the Sydney Botanical Gardens – The Domain The walk will be begin at 10:00am and take in some of the lovely scenery around the gardens. There will be some food options available and you are welcome to bring a picnic lunch. There will be a whole lot of entertainment provided on the day, so come along and join in the fun!

Coffs Harbour: This year people will be coming from far and wide to be part of our community event at the Coffs Jetty Foreshore on Saturday 20th October. The walk will be begin at 10am. There will be a barbecue lunch, raffle, music and plenty of entertainment provided on the day.

Step UP! events NSW
Picton Step UP!
Sunday 16th September

Picton Botanic Gardens
Regreme Rd, Picton
Event time 9:30am – 1.30pm

Sydney Step UP!
Sunday 30th September

Royal Botanical Gardens
Philip Precinct, The Domain
Registration from 9:30am
Event time 9:30am - 1:30pm

Penrith Step UP!
Sunday 21st October 2018

Sydney International Regatta Centre,
Old Castlereagh Rd, Penrith
(Parking at Parking at P5)
Event time 9.30am -1.30pm
Walk starts at 10am

Coffs Harbour
Saturday 20th October 2018

Coffs Jetty Foreshore
Marina Dr, Coffs Harbour
Event time 9:30 - 1:30pm

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About Down Syndrome NSW

Down Syndrome NSW is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that was established in 1980 by parents of children with Down syndrome.  Today DS NSW is still proudly parent run. We support people with Down syndrome, their families and carers to be part of a strong and vibrant community that is informed, engaged and active.

DS NSW champions the right of people with Down syndrome to have the same access to society as everyone else. This means the right to health, education, work, family and being part of the community.

We provide:

  • A dedicated information and referral service for families and professionals including peer to peer support to families at all life stages
  • UP! Club- a social activity group for adults
  • A library resource of information and resources about Down syndrome
  • Workshops and community events for members, professional development and training for education and health professionals
  • Representing the interests and needs of people with Down syndrome at state and federal levels

DS NSW is a member of Down Syndrome Australia, a federation of eight State and Territory associations which represents the interests of our constituency at a national level.