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.

Inclusive education

We advocate for every child to have access to inclusive and equitable quality education to enhance their opportunities and quality of life.

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Author: Anna Sands

Inclusive employment

We are working with our global network of member organisations to advocate for inclusive employment.

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Author: Anna Sands

Inclusive health

We advocate for everyone to have the right to enjoy the highest attainable standard of health, without discrimination.

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Author: Anna Sands

Inclusive organisations

We advocate for organisations to include people with disabilities in everything they do.

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Author: Anna Sands

Self-advocacy

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

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Author: Nathan Rowe

World Down Syndrome Day

21 March is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), the day that the Down syndrome community creates a single global voice advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome.

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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

Down Syndrome International statement on Ukraine conflict

Down Syndrome International (DSi) is calling on all parties involved in the current conflict in Ukraine to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law and international human rights law.

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Author: Andrew Boys

Our impact

Latest

  • Down Syndrome International statement on Ukraine conflict

    Down Syndrome International (DSi) is calling on all parties involved in the current conflict in Ukraine to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law and international human rights law. Read more

  • Inclusive Education: Making it happen

    The Inclusive Education Working Group of the Global Action on Disability Network will launch this new document and answer questions about Inclusive Education. Read more

  • The #LotsOfSocks campaign

    Did you know that your socks have the power to change the world? Find out more. Read more

  • Employment advocacy success in Bangladesh

    Two self-advocates with Down syndrome have been employed following Bangladesh employment advocacy campaign. Read more

  • DSi education guidelines now available in Albanian

    DSi would like to thank our members Down Syndrome Albania Foundation, Jonathan Center and Down Syndrome Kosovo for translating the original version from English. Read more