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Down Syndrome NSW's Better Start  Workshops are on again.  This first workshop for 2019 will support 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 9th Feb 2019
Time: 10am - 4pm. A light liunch and afternoon tea is provided
Venue: ICE - Information and Cultural Exchange, 8 Victoria Rd, Parramatta
Cost: FREE
Register Online: Bookings essential by Mon 5th Feb 2019. Click here to register.

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Join Down Syndrome NSW for “Up,Up and Away”, a social group for kids aged 4 - 8 years with Down syndrome, and their siblings. Our first event for 2019 is Ten Pin Bowling! 

Where: Zone Bowling LIverpool, The Grove Homemaker Centre, 2/18 Cumberland Highway Liverpool
When: Saturday 23rd  February 2019
Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Cost: Free to attend
RSVP: By 10th February.Register online here.  Please note, we only accept online registrations.
What to bring: Active wear for the kids and a water bottle. Parents/Carers are kindly requested to assist with supervision of their own children on the day.

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Down Syndrome NSW is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Kathy Chapman as the interim DSA NSW CEO.

Kathy began as the interim CEO in December 2018 and is a public health expert with extensive experience across policy, government relations, research and delivering community-based programs.

Prior to her appointment, Kathy served as the interim CEO of the NSW Council of Social Services (NCOSS), the peak body for social and community services in NSW, focussed on making positive change for communities experiencing disadvantage.  Kathy was also a member of the Executive Leadership Team at Cancer Council NSW for 15 years where she led prevention campaigns, support services and advocacy campaigns.

Kathy is also a board director at Good Shepherd Aust/NZ and Healthy Kids Association.

According to Kathy "I am very excited to be joining the team at Down Syndrome NSW.  My career experience has been primarily in "for purpose" organisations.  I'm totally committed to working within this community to help provide the services and support required to assist our members in achieving their full potential."

The board and staff at DSA NSW take this oportunity to welcome Kathy to the team and look forward to working together within the Down syndrome community in NSW throughout 2019.

Aust Vintage Wines

Australian Vintage Ltd is a company that produces award-winning wines, recognised and enjoyed around the world.  The company is based in Balmain.

The company is looking for a person with Down syndrome,  aged over 18, to join their team as an Office Admin Assistant.

An Office Admin Assistant assists the Office Manager in general duties of office and reception work.

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This would be a fantastic job for people who love to work in an office, who enjoy being helpful and friendly and being part of a team.

To apply, CLICK HERE for a full Position Description and Application form.

For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Natasha Cahill on 02) 8345 6342.  Please note to contact the company direct.  This is not a job with Down Syndrome NSW.

You can find out all about the company on their website: www.australianvintage.com.au

Applications close Monday 4th February 2019.

 

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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. Our first event for 2019 is Ten Pin Bowling! 

Where: Zone Bowling LIverpool
When: Sunday 17th February 2019
Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Cost: Free to attend
RSVP: Thursday 7th February.Register online here.  Please note, we only accept online registrations.
What to bring: Active wear for the kids and a water bottle. Parents/Carers are kindly requested to assist with supervision of their own children on the day.

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