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. 

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!



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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Thank you for making StepUp! 2016 a success!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s StepUp! for Down Syndrome a great success.

In total over $3,000 was raised through our fundraising page.We’d like to give a special mention to the wonderful fundraising efforts of Jane and Taryn (what a team!), Alicia and Kura (wow!) and Tara and Jacinta (unbelievable!).

It’s not too late to donate! We are still accepting donations through the StepUp! website.

Thanks to our organising committee Evelyn P, Alicia and Maureenfor their efforts in getting the event up and running.

Special thanks to everyone who volunteered their time to help us out on the day, in set-up and pack-down, and running food stalls, activities and entertainment. Thanks especially to Justin, David, Alan, Robyn, Amanda, Cheikh, Mark, Angie, and family and friends of the Belconnen Lions Club who acted as walk marshalls. We couldn’t have done it without you!

We would also like to thank those who supported our event by offering their services for free or at a discounted rate. This includes our wonderful friends from the Canberra Belconnen Lions Club, Anne-Marie and Lily (our talented face painters), TADACT, Libraries ACT, Dennis from Complete Entertainment, Pure Gelato, and Cafe2U.

We look forward to seeing you next year at an even bigger and better StepUp! for Down syndrome event!