We are an international disabled people's organisation, committed to improving quality of life for people with Down syndrome, promoting their right to be included on a full and equal basis with others.

Employment

Contributing towards the inclusive employment of persons with Down syndrome and supporting our members to advocate for inclusive employment.

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Self-advocacy

We support self-advocates and train national Down syndrome organisations to run self-advocacy groups.

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Author: Nathan Rowe

Education

Through our international guidelines and wider education activities, we are enabling people with Down syndrome to achieve their full potential.

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Inclusive participation

We are developing guidelines with Inclusion International on the inclusive participation of people with intellectual disabilities.

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Author: Nathan Rowe

Health

We are developing clinical consensus guidelines for people with Down syndrome of all ages in specific areas of medicine.

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Author: Nathan Rowe

COVID-19 response

DSi’s crucial work is needed now, more than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic requires a specific and vital response by our community.

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Author: Anna Sands

Watch this video about our impact!

This video gives some insight into the difference our work makes for people with Down syndrome and their families around the world.

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Author: Andrew Boys

Improve lives with your support!

We need your support to continue our work improving the lives of people with Down syndrome. Donate today.

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Author: Andrew Boys

Inform, inspire and influence

Join us at the World Down Syndrome Congress 2021, a unique gathering of the global Down syndrome community which promises to inform, inspire and influence.

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Author: Anna Sands

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  • Inform, inspire and influence

    Join us at the World Down Syndrome Congress 2021, a unique gathering of the global Down syndrome community which promises to inform, inspire and influence. Read more

  • What is your experience of inclusive education?

    Please take 15 minutes to complete our anonymous survey. As a key stakeholder in this process, your honest opinions and experiences really count! Read more

  • DSi education guidelines now available in Bosnian

    We are delighted to announce the publication of the International Guidelines for the Education of Learners with Down Syndrome in Bosnian. Read more

  • WEBINAR: School inclusion

    Inclusion ASBL invites you for an evening around the educational inclusion of students with intellectual disabilities in order to inform parents and relatives interested in the theme and to equip professionals in the field of basic education. Read more

  • Meeting: 2nd IDA Global Survey on OPDs Participation.

    Knowing about how and when Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPD's) participate is important to make sure 'nothing about us without us'. Read more

  • Welcome to Andrew, Ambassador for Australia

    Andrew Domahidy has joined our Ambassador team representing people with Down syndrome in Australia. Read more