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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  • We are capable!

    In the first of our Inclusion Works webinar series, we were delighted to hear from Samuel, a self-advocate from Inclusion Uganda, who explained that people with Down syndrome are capable of many kinds of work. Read more

  • Inclusion Works webinar series - Inclusive employment

    Self-advocates talk about the barriers faced and the best practices related to the inclusive employment of persons with intellectual disabilities. Read more

  • Launch of IDA Technical Paper on Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

    Looking at the role of Universal Design for Learning in ensuring inclusive education for all learners. Read more

  • Disability-inclusive child safeguarding guidelines

    Able Child Africa and Save the Children partnered to create the first international Disability-inclusive child safeguarding guidelines. Read more

  • Access to education for children with disabilities in the pandemic context

    A useful guide produced by the UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) to aid return to school. Read more

  • #WeThe15

    WeThe15 is sport’s biggest ever human rights movement to end discrimination. Together, we aim to transform the lives of the world’s 1.2 billion persons with disabilities who represent 15% of the global population. Read more