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

Donate today

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

21 March is World Down Syndrome Day, when the Down syndrome community create a single global voice advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome.

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Our impact

Latest

  • DSi Education Project toolkits 1,2&3

    We are delighted to announce that the first set of toolkits are ready and can be used to help you to get the most out of the Guidelines. Read more

  • CONNECT for WDSD 2021

    WDSD is a unique annual opportunity for the global Down syndrome community to connect. We want you to CONNECT for WDSD 2021. Find out how you can get involved… Read more

  • COVID-19 advocacy in Rwanda

    Rwanda Down Syndrome Organisation ran a training on COVID-19 for people with Down syndrome, including learning about social distancing and other ways to reduce the risk of transmission. Read more

  • Human Rights Training - Tajikistan

    We recently ran online human rights training with parents and family members in Tajikistan and with organisations representing persons with Down syndrome there. Read more

  • A message from the President of DSi - 2020

    Vanessa Dos Santos, President of Down Syndrome International, reflects upon our achievements in 2020. Read more

  • Employment advocacy in Africa

    We are training Down syndrome organisations in Africa to support self-advocates to fight for employment opportunities. Read more