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Unpaid carers provide valuable care and support to people wiht disability, mentla health, chronic conditions or older people requiring support.  The Austalian Government is launching a new support service - a telephone and online counselling service for carers.  As part of the Pilot Porgram, carers are welcome to be involved:

  • Are you 18 years or over
  • An unpaid carer for a relative or friend
  • Experiencing stress, anxiety and/or low mood
  • Interested in receiving up to 6 telephone counselling sessions in the comfort of your home
  • Able to provide feedback on your experience of the service

Contact the Counselling Team to find our more 1800 422 737 or download the brochure.

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You're invited to Down Syndrome NSW's Better Start Early Days Workshop, supporting parents of children with Down syndrome, aged 0-7 years.  The workshop will discuss:

  • Dealing with professionals
  • Early Intervention
  • ECEI NDIS
  • Services and Supports
  • Transitioning to school and much more

This is a great opportunity for parents to meet other families, receive valuable advice about services and supports available and share lived experiences.

Date: Sat 15th June 2019
Time: 10am - 4pm. A light liunch and afternoon tea is provided
Venue: Cronulla Sharks Leagues Club, 461 Captain Cook Drive Woolooware
Cost: FREE
Register Online: Bookings essential by 11th June 2019. Click here to register.

Download flyer for full details.

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People with Down syndrome, their families, and those who work with them, need ongoing information and support to achieve better opportunities, equality and inclusion.

Through our work at Down Syndrome NSW, people with Down syndrome are being supported to move ahead in their lives by participating in family, education, employment and social connection to their full potential - just like everyone else.

We believe in what we do and strongly champion of the rights of people with Down syndrome to be valued and engaged in the community.  And just like Kati Herrington's family, our services extend from people with Down syndrome to families, carers and community, through all life stages. 

Your contribution as a regular or one-of donor will help ensure that no one gets left behind. 

Thank you for standing with us in supporting all those we care about in our community.

With gratitude,

Dr Kathy Chapman
CEO
Down Syndrome NSW

P.S. Make your donation by June 30th for a full tax deduction on donations over $2.

P.P.S. Please share this message with your family and friends.

Up Up Away Parramatta

Join Down Syndrome NSW for “Up,Up and Away”, a social group for family members with Down syndrome, aged 4-17 and their siblings. 

When: Saturday 1st June
Where: Calmsley Hill City Farm, 31 Darling St Abbotsbury
Time: Meet at the gates 10am
Cost: $10/adult and $7/child
RSVP: 24/5/19
Register online here.  Please note, we only accept online registrations.  You must be a member of Down Syndrome NSW to attend. Membership is free and it's easy to join or renew.

Download flyer

View our video
Produced with thanks by Mounties Group

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Parra Lions Club

It's on again!  The Parramatta Lions Club KIDS BIG FUN DAY OUT.

When: Sunday 23rd June
Where: Wentworthville Leagues Club, 50 Smith St Wentworthville
Show time: 1pm or 3pm
FREE family tickets available through Down Syndrome NSW

Email your name and address details to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 9841 4444
RSVP no later than Thursday 20th June.

These tickets are available to families of children with special needs, all over NSW.  If you are in the area for the weekend, be sure to give it a go.  It's always heaps of fun.

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Join Down Syndrome NSW for “Up,Up and Away”, a social group for kids aged 9-16 years with Down syndrome, and their siblings. Parents and carers get a chance to socialise too.

When: Sunday 16th June
Where: Lifegate Liverpool, 222 Hoxton Oark Rd Prestons
Time: 12.30pm - 2.30pm. Sausage Sizzle Lunch
Cost: Free to attend
RSVP: 12/6/19
Register online here.  Please note, we only accept online registrations.  You must be a member of Down Syndrome NSW to attend. Membership is free and it's easy to join or renew.
What to bring: Active wear for kids and BYO food if any allergies.
We kindly request that parents/carers assist with supervision of their own childrden at this event.

Download flyer

View our video
Produced with thanks by Mounties Group

Up Up Away youtube

 

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UP!Club Greater Western Sydney

Come and join us for the launch of our brand new UP!Club - Greater Western Sydney.

We'll have a short meeting to get to know each other, followed by lunch in the club, and finish off with a game of 10 Pin Bowling.

When: Sunday 26th May
Where: Parramatta Leagues Club, Eels Place Parramatta
Time: 11am - 3pm
Service cost: 4 hours NDIS scheduled rate
Meeting/Finishing Points: There will be multiple points that will be advised after you register.
RSVP: 8/5/19

REGISTER ONLINE AT: www.downsyndromensw.org.au/upclub

Book via the Central or Greater Western Sydney calendars.  Phone 9841 4444 if you have any queries.