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


 Tips For Teaching Students With Down Syndrome

Presented by Sharon Melhuish, Karen Garrity, and Kelli Gowland


Reading Our Way: Literacy In The Classroom

Presented by Alicia Flack-Kone

Friday 2nd March 2018
9.00am—3.00pm (Registration from 8.45am)
Building 1, Pearce Community Centre, Collett Place, Pearce
Cost: ACTDSA members $120, Non-members $170

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Alderson Awards 2018


ACT Down Syndrome Association presents

The Alderson Awards
Friday 23 March 
Venue: Hellenic Club, City

Alderson Awards book-here

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Step Up for Down Syndrome 2017

Join members and friends around Australia as we walk for awareness and celebrate the achievements of people with Down syndrome.

There will be lots of fun family activities, music, dancing, a sausage sizzle, cold drinks, coffee, ice-creams and lots more! Come along, have fun and support a good cause!

ACT Step UP!
Sunday 22nd October
Rond Terrace
Parkes Way, Parkes
Time 10.00am – 1.30pm
(Registration opens at 9.15am)

Teaching Mathematics To Primary School Students With Down Syndrome

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. The second workshop in the series is:

Teaching Mathematics To Primary School Students With Down Syndrome
Presented by: Mel Stratford & Sharon Melhuish

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