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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  • A dose of respect

    Brazilian Federation of Down syndrome Associations launches their campaign in search of prioritization of COVID-19 vaccinations for people with Down syndrome. Read more

  • Advocating for vaccine prioritisation for people with Down syndrome

    This webinar will include advocacy tools and evidence, with presentations from DSi member organisations. Read more

  • Evidence on vaccine prioritisation for people with Down syndrome

    This webinar will include an overview of DSi's survey results and presentation and Q&A from Professor André Strydom, President of the Trisomy 21 Research Society (T21RS). Read more

  • Right from the start

    In the lead up to the launch of a new global partnership strategy for early childhood, join UNESCO and the GEM Report team for the launch of two new publications focused on strengthening quality and inclusive ECCE for the most marginalized children. Read more

  • Bullying involving children and young people with disabilities

    UNESCO and the World Anti-Bullying Forum (WABF) invite you to the third international meeting in a series on bullying. Read more

  • High-Level Political Forum 2021

    Learn about the High-Level Political Forum and watch events live via UN Web TV. Read more