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…

Young Families Information Evening

Date: Monday 18th February 7pm—9pm
Venue: Provided Upon Registration

Members: $5.00 per family

Booking close 18th February, 12:00pm

Topics will include:

  • Communication
  • Positive behaviours
  • Toilet training

Light refreshments will be provided on the night. Please inform the ACT Down Syndrome Association Office of any dietary requirements.

Please book by 18th February to the ACT Down Syndrome Association by contacting: or 02 6290 0656.

An invoice will be sent for payment upon booking.

Diversity In The Classroom 2019

“Tips For Teaching Students With Down Syndrome”

Presented by Karen Garrity, Kelli Gowland and Sharon Melhuish

“Scienceability: teaching science to students with Down syndrome”

Presented by Sian Keys

Thursday 14th March, 2019: 9.00am—3.00pm (Registration from 8.45am)

Communities@Work Tuggeranong, Balcony Room


$212.00 (including reference text)
$180.00 (excluding reference text)
Cost includes morning tea and lunch

Recommended reference text

Faragher, R.; Clarke, B. (2017) “Educating Learners with Down Syndrome”, Routledge, Oxon, United Kingdom

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Step Up for Down Syndrome 2018

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