Down Syndrome South Australia (DSSA) provides advocacy, support and services to people in South Australia with Down syndrome, global development delay and other chromosomal disorders and their families, carers and the wider community.
Our goal is to promote inclusion, diversity and opportunity for people living with Down syndrome to help them reach their full potential. We help facilitate strong connections between families in similar situations and build long-lasting, supportive relationships.
Our services begin with early intervention and extends to post secondary school life education support, including leisure, recreation and respite programs.
We also provide training and development for education and allied health professionals. Our education programs are leading edge and created by experts in Down syndrome and other chromosomal disorders.
DSSA believes people with Down syndrome and other chromosomal disorders have individual abilities and needs and acknowledge their right to:
- Be treated with dignity and respect.
- Have access to services appropriate to their individual needs.
- Receive support and assistance in working towards their personal goals.
- Aspire to a range of relationships.
- Contribute to their own destiny.
- Have opportunities for life-long learning.
- Be a responsible, contributing member of society.