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Down Syndrome Victoria

During the month of October, we celebrate those with Down syndrome and make people aware of their abilities and accomplishments. It’s not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating abilities. This year DSV celebrates its 40th year working alongside people with Down syndrome and their families so they may reach their full potential and live the lives they choose. Together we have made a considerable impact in the community, in education, in healthcare, and in workplaces. However there is still more to be done to ensure the awareness and acceptance of people with Down syndrome continues to evolve.

Those with Down syndrome, their families, friends and the community can raise awareness by;

  • Register to attend a Step Up! Event and walk with family and friends as we demonstrate acceptance and inclusion for people with Down syndrome.
  • There will be 2 Step Up! events across Victoria– Melbourne and Bendigo
  • We want as many people to attend so we can show by numbers the support for Down syndrome.
  • Setting up a fundraising page or making a donation to support Down Syndrome
  • There will be entertainment and a BBQ on the day and you can bring a picnic and enjoy a being part of a wonderful Step Up! Event.
Step UP! events Victoria
Melbourne Step UP!
Sunday 14th October

Princes Park Royal Parade, Carlton
Registration from 9:30am
Walk start time 10:30am

Bendigo Step UP!
Sunday 28th October

Lake Weeroona Bendigo
Registration from 9:30am
Walk start time 10:30am

Goulburn Valley Step UP!
Sunday 21st October

Victoria Park Lake ,Shepparton (at the Northern End Boat Ramp)
Time:  10am -2pm

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About Down Syndrome Victoria

Down Syndrome Victoria (DSV) is a membership based, NFP organisation that has been committed to improving lives for those with Down syndrome and their families since our inception in 1978.

Our vision is that people with Down syndrome reach their full potential and enjoy the same opportunities as others in the community. Their families are supported, connected and engaged in the communities in which they live. We provide information, support and services to people with Down syndrome, their families, professionals and the wider community.

We provide a whole of life service with:

Family Support - Peer Support groups - Education Support Service - Adult Support

  • Club21- a social activity group for adults
  • NDIS&Me - information and workshops for those with Down syndrome and their families on the NDIS to improve the transition and outcome.
  • Systemic advocacy & representation of the needs of people with Down syndrome to government and the community.

DSVIC is a proud member of Down Syndrome Australia, a federation of eight State and territory organisations that have come together to represent and progress the needs, interests and aspirations of people with Down syndrome and those that support them.