ACT DSA- Welcome!

Welcome to the ACT Down Syndrome Association.

On our site you will find news and information for members of the Association, as well as information about Down syndrome and links to other useful sites.

Ours is a small but active Association. Please be sure to return to this site regularly to see what’s happening!




Our General Committee Meetings are open for any member to attend – please come along whenever you want to and feel free to contribute ideas and thoughts about events you would like to see happen and the direction you would like to see the ACT DSA go.

Meetings start at 7:30 pm in the small meeting room (except for AGM) of Building 1, Pearce Community Centre, Collett Place, Pearce (opposite the Pearce shops) and usually finish by 10pm.

(THE AGM is held on a Thurs at an earlier time in the large meeting room at the same address.) Read more…

Diversity In The Classroom

Do you teach a student with Down syndrome?

The ACT Down Syndrome Association is proud to announce its 2017 workshop series for teachers and professionals who work with students with Down syndrome. Beginning the series we have:

Diversity In The Classroom: Tips For Teaching Students With Down Syndrome

Presented by Learning Support Officers Sharon Melhuish and Karen Garrity and biologist Kelli Gowland Read more…

Key Word Sign Basic Workshop – Sold Out!

The ACT Down Syndrome Association in association with Key Word Sign NSW proudly presents:

Key Word Sign Basic Workshop

Presented by Mary-Ann Kal (Key Word Sign Presenter)

Cost: ACTDSA members $125, non-members $185. Includes lunch and a package of resources.

Bookings close 15th May. 

Alderson Awards 2017


The ACT Down Syndrome Association is proud to present the

Alderson Awards 2017
Friday 24 March 
6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Venue: Hellenic Club 13B Moore Street, Canberra


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