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NZ Down Syndrome Association Honours Dame Patsy As Part Of 40th Anniversary

Friday, 1 October 2021, 12:58 pm | New Zealand Down Syndrome Association

The New Zealand Down Syndrome Association (NZDSA) today sends a heartfelt message of gratitude to Her Excellency Dame Patsy Reddy for her support as the Patron of the organisation organisation marks the start of the Down Syndrome Awareness Month. ... More >>

Down Syndrome Community Appeals Against Institutionalised Pre-natal Discrimination

Monday, 19 July 2021, 8:58 am | New Zealand Down Syndrome Association

The New Zealand Down Syndrome Association (NZDSA) urgently calls on the Government to invest in disability attitude training for health professionals. A deeply disturbing article in the Sunday-Star Times yesterday clearly articulated and emphasised the ... More >>

Governor-General Honours Down Syndrome Trailblazers

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 4:32 pm | New Zealand Down Syndrome Association

Four members of the New Zealand Down syndrome community have been honoured for their amazing individual achievements at special function at Government House today.   Jacob Dombroski, Rochelle Waters and Amelia Eades were bestowed with a National Achievement ... More >>

Northland Down Syndrome Trailblazing Advocate Honoured With National Volunteer Award

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 9:15 am | New Zealand Down Syndrome Association

Kathryn Sadgrove does not like to stand in the spotlight, but she will have to get used to it after the Whangãrei grandmother was honoured with the Val Sturgess National Volunteer Award by the New Zealand Down Syndrome Association (NZDSA). <img ... More >>

Down Syndrome Advocate Joins Co-design Team For Project Mobilise

Friday, 4 June 2021, 12:49 pm | New Zealand Down Syndrome Association

The New Zealand Down Syndrome Association congratulates Andrew Oswin for joining the co-design team for Project Mobilise. Project Mobilise was launched recently by the Human Rights Commission to inspire social change. Over the next few months, Project ... More >>

Down Syndrome Community Welcomes Budget Commitment To Disability Sector

Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 11:29 am | New Zealand Down Syndrome Association

The New Zealand Down Syndrome Association (NZDSA) has commended the Government for their ongoing commitment to transforming the disability sector and investing in the Enabling Good Lives (EGL) approach. NZSDA National Executive Officer Zandra Vaccarino ... More >>

Star-studded Zoom Party Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day 2021

Sunday, 21 March 2021, 1:58 pm | New Zealand Down Syndrome Association

Around 100 families on Saturday joined the BIG CONNECT, which might be New Zealand’s largest zoom call, to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day, today March 21. Screenshot of some of the around 100 families who joined the BIG CONNECT, one of the biggest ... More >>

Down Syndrome Community Welcomes Kiwisaver Amendments

Friday, 26 February 2021, 7:14 am | New Zealand Down Syndrome Association

The New Zealand Down Syndrome Association (NZDSA) is applauding the Government’s decision that will allow people with Down syndrome to get access to their Kiwisaver before 65 years. Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, David Clark yesterday ... More >>

New Resource Aimed To Destroy Myths About Down Syndrome

Monday, 26 October 2020, 4:50 pm | New Zealand Down Syndrome Association

The new Living with Down Syndrome publication will destroy myths and help overcome barriers for people with Down syndrome to reach their full potential. The New Zealand Down Syndrome Association (NZDSA) this week published the enhanced 2020 edition of ... More >>

New Guidelines Game Changer For Teaching Students With Down Syndrome

Monday, 10 August 2020, 11:59 am | New Zealand Down Syndrome Association

The New Zealand Down Syndrome Association (NZDSA) has welcomed the first international guidelines for educating learners with Down syndrome which were released last week. These guidelines are an important document that will inform the education needs, ... More >>

Down Syndrome Community Urges Government To Ignore Health And Disability Review

Friday, 3 July 2020, 10:51 am | New Zealand Down Syndrome Association

The New Zealand Down syndrome community is urging the Government to ignore the recommendations in the recent Health and Disability Sector Review. “New Zealand has made terrific progress to enhance the quality of life for people with Down syndrome and other disabilities ... More >>

New video to celebrate new Kiwi babies with Down syndrome

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 8:46 am | New Zealand Down Syndrome Association

The New Zealand Down Syndrome Association (NZDSA) has today launched a new celebratory video for new parents to mark the start of the Down Syndrome Awareness Month. More >>

Down syndrome community calls for inclusion on WDS day

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 4:56 pm | New Zealand Down Syndrome Association

Down syndrome community calls for inclusion on World Down Syndrome Day More >>

Down syndrome Community appalled by Shortland Street story

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 1:25 pm | New Zealand Down Syndrome Association

The New Zealand Down Syndrome Association is appalled by the insensitive and ignorant story lines used in recent episodes of Shortland Street. More >>

People with Down Syndrome celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

Monday, 19 March 2018, 1:13 pm | New Zealand Down Syndrome Association

People with Down Syndrome celebrate World Down Syndrome Day by calling for the right to live a happy and healthy life! More >>

World Down Syndrome Day this Wednesday

Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 10:55 am | New Zealand Down Syndrome Association

Wednesday 21 March (21/3) is World Down Syndrome Day, and this year it will be celebrated in high style at Government House, Wellington at an event hosted by the NZDSA patron and Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae. More >>

 
 
 
 
 

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