We work to support all people with Down syndrome to achieve their full potential in all life stages.
We champion the rights of people with Down syndrome to be valued and to take their rightful place in the community.
All people with Down syndrome in NSW live meaningful lives as valued and contributing members of their communities
Down Syndrome NSW:
(i) advocates for change to achieve social transformation by building systems that promote self-determination;
(ii) creates opportunities for people with Down syndrome that promote connection, capacity and autonomy; and
(iii) provides information and support to families, carers and supporters, informed by best evidence and lived experience.
OUR STRATEGIC PLAN 2021-2023
Impact is everything.
Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC
Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC is the 39th Governor of New South Wales, and was sworn-in on 2 May 2019.
Prior to her appointment as Governor, Her Excellency enjoyed a long and distinguished law career spanning 43 years, during which time she served as a role model for women in law at both the State and national level.
Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1989, in 1993 she was made a judge of the Federal Court of Australia, the first woman to sit exclusively in that Court. In 1996, she achieved the distinction of being the first woman appointed to the New South Wales Court of Appeal and, subsequently, as the first woman to be appointed as its President. She served, on a number of occasions, as Administrator of the Government of the State of New South Wales.
She was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours List on 26 January 2020 for “eminent service to the people of New South Wales, particularly through leadership roles in the judiciary, and as a mentor of young women lawyers”.
Her Excellency has three children – Erin, Lauren and Anthony Sullivan – and is married to Mr. Dennis Wilson, a barrister, mediator, accredited international arbitrator and Adjunct Professor of Law, at Notre Dame University, Sydney.
Her Excellency brings her deep commitment to education, youth leadership, human rights and social justice to the role in service of the people of New South Wales.
He is a long-standing member of the legal profession in Australia and has advised on legislative review and policy development and implementation in environmental law and in the mining and resources sectors. Mr Wilson has a particular interest in the World Trade Organisation, the Energy Charter Treaty, Mining and Oil and Gas law and dispute resolution.