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Down Syndrome NSW would like to thank our community alliances for their generous invitations to these special events.

The World Festival of Music!
Presented by the Rotary Club of Hurstville
Guaranteed to amuse, astound and delight both young and old.
Date: Tuesday 12th November
Venue: Sutherland Entertainment Centre
Time: 2 shows, 10.30am or 6pm.  Each show runs 90 mins

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Children's Christmas Magic Show
Presented by Lions Club of Parramatta
All the fun of a traditional magis show, for children with special needs and their families.
Date: Saturday 14th December
Venue: Quaycentre, Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre, Homebush
Time: Three show: 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4.30pm

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NSW Health Clinical

 

The NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation’s Intellectual Disability and Rehabilitation Networks are hosting a webinar in November focused on health supports and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). We will be joined by Steven Davison, Director, Social Policy Implementation at the NSW Ministry of Health. Join us to hear how:

  • From 1 October 2019, NDIS participants who need disability-related health supports as a direct result of their disability, and as part of their daily life, can access these supports through their NDIS plan.
  • The National Hospital Discharge Delay Action Plan is working to jointly resolve discharge delay issues related to  key areas.

The webinar will be held Wednesday 6 November from 1200-1300. Join in for a presentation followed by a facilitated discussion with Steven.

To register for the event please click here.

For more information contact: 

Tracey Szanto (Intellectual Disability Network Manager) and Jamie Macdonald (Rehabilitation Co-Network Manager)

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key word sign love

 

This workshop is specifically designed to suit parents of young children with Down syndrome through to teenage years. with a focus on practical skills to take away with you.

Presented by Dr Leigha Dark, Certified Practising Speech Pathologist, Key Word Sign presenter and national trainer, and parent of a child with Down syndrome.

Date: Tuesday 19th November 2019

Time: 5.30pm - 8.30pm

Location: Down Syndrome NSW, Level 6/410 Church St North Parramatta

Cost: $30 for current members, $40 for non-members.  Light refreshments available.

Register and pay online by 12th Novermber. Please book early as registration is limited.

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During September and October Step UP! NSW brings the community together to walk, talk, enjoy activities and entertainment, while raising funds and public awareness of the diversity within our communities.

Get Involved! Free Registration!

It only takes a few steps to get involved. 

  • Go to https://www.stepupfordownsyndrome.org.au/page/66/down-syndrome-nsw
  • Select the event you'd like to participate in
  • Fill out the online registration
  • Create your very own fundraising page
  • Share it with your friends and family, workmates and community
  • If you are not participating, perhaps you could consider a donation instead

Every dollar raised by Step UP! helps Down Syndrome NSW to provide community inclusion, peer connection and real-life opportunities for people with Down syndrome, as well as support, education and training for their families and those who care for them.  

Coffs Harbour Step UP! Saturday 19th October

Coffs Jetty Foreshore
Marina Dr, Coffs Harbour
Event time 9:30am – 2.30pm

Penrith Step UP! Sunday 20th October
Sydney International Regatta Centre, 

Old Castlereagh Rd, Penrith 
(Parking P5)
Event time 10am -1pm

REGISTER HERE FOR STEP UP! 2019

For more information contact P: 9841 4444 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Thank you for your support.  We'll see you there!

Krofnedonuts

 

Krofne is a social enterprise that makes delicious donuts and sells them at various pop up sites around the ACT.  Krofne has an upcoming festival event in NSW and is offering the oppotunity to our membership to employ up to 5 people with Down syndrome, on the day.  

Your duties will include:

  • Serving donuts to paying customers from the Krofne stall
  • Walking around the festival distributing marketing material
  • Walking around the festival distributing donut samples
  • Talking to the media
  • Interacting with other staff and festival participants

The ideal candidate:

  • is outgoing
  • has good language skills
  • has some knowledge of money
  • is willing to learn and have fun!

Event details

Date: Sunday 20th October 2019
Time: 9am - 5pm (broken down into 5 hour shifts)
Venue: Crows Nest Festival, Willoughby RD Crows Nest NSW
Wages: Participants will be paid Fast Food Award wages on the day

For more information and to register your interest, please contact Krofne direct on
0409 846 906 and ask for Dannijela or email:
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Applications close: Friday 11th October.

You can also check out these links to find out more about Krofne.

https://krofne.com.au/

https://www.facebook.com/krofnecbr/

https://www.instagram.com/krofnecbr/