Morning Tea for Young Families

SAVE THE DATE: Our next morning tea will be held on Friday, 25 November 2016, at asOne Therapy, Woden.

Our Morning Tea for Families with Young Children with Down syndrome provides interested members with a great, relaxed opportunity to meet new families or catch-up with old friends.

We have just developed a partnership with asOne Therapy who will be hosting bi-monthly morning tea/play groups at their premises in Woden. They will also be able to provide access to therapists if parents are interested in talking to them about a particular topic.

Our wonderful Rebecca, who is temporarily holding the Parent Support Coordinator, will contact our members with young children with further details as they are finalised. In the meantime, mark the date in your diaries so you keep it free to enjoy a morning tea with other members.

If you have any queries, please contact Rebecca at

Fiona McBurney Match Day Experience Wrap-up


On Saturday, 31 July, young ACTDSA member Matt Barrett took the field at Manuka Oval wearing an AFL umpire’s tracksuit and an ear-to-ear grin.

As part of the Fiona McBurney Match Day Experience provided by the AFL Umpires Association, Matt shed allegiance (for one day) to his favourite footy team (GWS Giants) and joined the match-day umpires officiating the GWS Giants v Richmond Tigers game. Read more…

StepUP! for Down syndrome – come walk with us!


 Sunday October 16th, 2016

10.00am – 1.30pm

Rond Terrace, Parkes Way

Join members and friends around Australia as we walk for Down syndrome. StepUP! for Down syndrome is part of a national event, which seeks to raise awareness and to celebrate the achievements of people with Down syndrome. Read more…

Morning Tea for Young Families

ACTDSA  will be organising another morning tea for families with young children with Down syndrome, providing a great opportunity for those interested to meet some new families and catch up with old friends

Date: Friday 9th September 2016

Time: 10:00am to 12:00noon

Place: Citrus Cafe at Mawson Club, Heard Street, Mawson.

For those who are not Mawson Club members, there will be a sheet at the front desk for you to sign in.

Please let our Parent Support Coordinator know if you can make it by Wednesday 7th September, by emailing

Make sure you some along for a cuppa and a chat. It will be lovely to see you and the little ones there!