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

World Down Syndrome Day 2021

Join us to promote full inclusion on World Down Syndrome Day, 21 March 2021, as we encourage YOU to #CONNECT.

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Author: Anna Sands

Location: Online

Our impact

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  • CAST Group Learning Session

    Join us to learn how we are making it easier for people with Down syndrome to participate remotely in the work of organisations. Read more

  • Virtual London Marathon 2021

    Get in touch for a chance to run in the Virtual Virgin London Marathon 2021. Read more

  • COVID-19 advocacy in Africa

    Simon shares highlights of the self-advocacy activites taking place in Africa in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

  • My contribution to 'Listen, Include, Respect'

    George Okudi has been worked jointly with DSi and Inclusion International for four months on the ‘Listen Include Respect’ project. Read more

  • T21RS - COVID-19 vaccination

    WATCH the T21Research Society webinar presenting scientific evidence supporting COVID-19 vaccination prioritisation for people with Down syndrome. Read more

  • WATCH - Connect for World Down Syndrome Day in Africa

    The Africa Down Syndrome Network encourage the global Down syndrome community to #CONNECT in response to the impact of COVID-19 on persons with Down syndrome in education and health. Read more