Description

The NZ Down Syndrome Association is a family/whānau driven organization.

VISION

People with Down syndrome are valued and equal members of their community, fulfilling their goals.

MISSION

To work alongside families, whānau and carers to support and empower people with Down syndrome to realise their potential and aspirations through all life stages and within all communities.

ESSENCE

Accept, understand, connect.

Primary aims:

  • To inform and support families/whanau
  • To promote and advocate for positive attitudes
  • To promote the rights and inclusion of people with Down syndrome
  • To review policies and lobby government, and other agencies

The NZDSA offers:

  • new parent support - through trained support parents
  • national coordinator
  • regional groups - activities throughout thirteen centres in New Zealand including coffee mornings, family events, guest speakers and individual support and advocacy
  • newsletter - a quarterly update of news, information and stories, sent to all members
  • information packs - for schools, professionals, family and friends
  • website www.nzdsa.org.nz
  • freephone number 0800 NZDSAI - so parents and professionals can easily be linked to support parents or a central information number

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Service Types

Advocacy, Information & support, Injury, illness or disability

Region

Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Central Auckland, Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, East Auckland, Hawkes Bay, Hutt, Lakes, MidCentral, Nelson Marlborough, North Auckland, Northland, South Auckland, South Canterbury, Southland, Tairawhiti, Taranaki, Waikato, Wairarapa, Waitaki, Wellington, West Auckland, West Coast, Whanganui

Contact Details

Phone: 0800 693 724 and press 3 for your closest group.  To connect to your regional group you must dial the 0800 number from a landline.

This page was last updated at 5:48PM on January 8, 2020.