Greg Simmons  Hello valued members,

It's been sometime since I last wrote to you so I have lots of news to share. The Association has been going through a period of tremendous change as we all grapple with the NDIS and the impact on the future state for our people, their families and their communities.  In facing this change your Association has taken on board the feedback you gave us in the member survey - a summary of which I shared in the February update.  Much has been achieved over the past 3 months. As actions speak louder than words, I wanted to be in a position in this communication where the actions follow the words.  

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The Scrapheap Adventure Ride, proudly supporting Down Syndrome NSW, is on again! Motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the country, purchase a bike for under $1000 and do it up for an adventure ride through the Aussie outback, all while raising money for people with Down Syndrome NSW.  Over the past six years, the event has raised nearly $500,000. This year's destination is Green Valley Farm, Tingha, in North Western NSW, where all ‘Scrappers’ plus family and friends meet for a weekend of fun and entertainment at a campsite from September 29 to October 1To register, join a team or show your support by sponsoring or donation, visit Scrapheap Adventure Ride

Down Syndrome NSW invites all interested community members in the Inverell/New England area and beyond to a FREE NDIS Information Workshop.

  • Sat 30th Sept
  • 10.00am - 2.30pm (doors open 9.30am)
  • Inverell RSM - Flanders House
  • Morning and a'noon tea provided. Lunch available at Inverell RSM

Topics covered: tools and tips to navigate NDIS, Down Syndrome NSW regional plans and support, Q&A panel

Local NDIS service providers are invited to attend to showcase their services.

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Register here to attend or phone 1800 811 629

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It's that time of the year again!  Step Up! for Down syndrome celebrates the achievements of people living with Down syndrome. And it's our major fundraiser for the year.

We encourage members and friends in NSW to sign up, make a team or join a team and help us raise funds and awareness.  Prizes for the highest fundraisers.

In regional NSW:

Picton Sun 17 Sept
Penrith Sun 15 Oct
Nowra Sun 15 Oct

In Sydney CBD: The Domain, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sun 8th Oct.

Register here! And we'll see you on the day with bbq, stalls, raffles and entertainment.