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CEO Announcement

The Board of Down Syndrome South Australia (DSSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Maureen Lawlor as CEO of DSSA effective from 23rd June 2014.


Down Syndrome Australia Media Release

Please find attached the Down Syndrome Media Release in response to the article in the Sunday Mail on the 17th of November 2013

22 May 2013

Disability Care Australia

Families Parents Carers  Children Forum - Can_do 4 Kids_Down Syndrome 22_5_13.pdf

DisabilityCare Australia, on behalf of the Australian Government & South Australian Government presents: Families, Parents & Children's Forum hosted by Can:Do 4 Kids & Down Syndrome SA

National Disability Insurance Scheme - Eligibility and reasonable and necessary supports consultation - Down Syndrome Australia response

Down Syndrome Australia is the national voice of people with Down syndrome, their families and carers. The Down Syndrome Australia members are the eight peak State and Territory Down syndrome associations whose members are people with Down syndrome and their families.

New media social guidelines for schools - Minister Grace Portolesi, Minister for Education & Child Development

Guidelines for the safe and responsible use of social media by South Australian schools have been sent to all schools today. Minister for Education and Child Development Grace Portolesi said social media can be a great way for schools to communicate and actively engage parents, staff students and their broader community.

Medicare: getting the most out of it - Medical and allied health services for people with disability

Medicare has been extended a lot in recent years. Medicare covers much more than just going to the doctor when you are sick. Many people with disability and who have chronic and/or complex care needs can have a health assessment by a general practioner (GP) under Medicare every year. If you would benefit from these items, raise it with the person's GP who can determine eligibility.

A fairer approach to migration for people with disability

The government will act to ensure a fairer, more flexible and individualised approach to people wanting to migrate to Australia who have a disability or health issues, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, announced today.

'The government will now take into account all of the circumstances when assessing prospective visa applicants against the visa health requirement,' Mr Bowen said.

'A 'net benefit' approach will allow decision makers to consider the social and economic benefits an applicant and their family bring to Australia compared to the cost of their health care.

'This will mean an individual's health costs can be offset by the benefit their family will bring to Australian society.'


A Guide to protecting your children & young people with disability & preventing sexual abuse - for Parents & Carers

Protecting children & young people with disability - A booklet for parents & carers

Parents Helping Parents

We welcome parents and carers of school aged children to come along, have a listen and join what is bound to be a lively (but well moderated) discussion and information sharing session. Feel free to email a question in advance when you RSVP to heather@dircsa.org.au or phone 8236 0555




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