"What an inclusive, equitable, quality education means to us"

The International Disability Alliance (IDA) release its first global report on Inclusive Education Read more

Claire Mitchell made Independent Director for Down Syndrome Australia

"Through listening to everyone’s thoughts and opinions and by getting all the facts, I hope I can assist to support and advocate for people with Down syndrome." Read more

Inclusion and education: All means all

UNESCO launch their 2020 Global Education Monitoring report which assesses progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 on education. Read more

WDSC Dubai and Brisbane announcement

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we announce the postponement of WDSC Dubai to 2021 and as a result, WDSC Brisbane to 2024. Read more

Fundraising at home

Fundraising at home might seem a little tricky, but there are still lots of ways to raise money, with a little imagination. Read more

DSi launches urgent fundraising appeal

Following a loss in recent income and at a time when our work is more needed than ever, please consider making a donation today. Read more

Apoyando a la comunidad global durante la crisis del Coronavirus

DSi está trabajando con nuestros miembros en todo el mundo en este momento difícil. Read more

Supporting the global community during the Coronavirus crisis

DSi is working with our members worldwide at this difficult time. Read more

World Down Syndrome Congress 2020 - Submit an abstract by 30 April

Deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to 30 April. Read more

Robert Martin receives knighthood for services to people with disabilities

Sir Robert joined us at the United Nations in Geneva 2019 for World Down Syndrome Day where he spoke about the rights of people with disabilities to work Read more

A message from the President of DSi

Vanessa Dos Santos, President of Down Syndrome International, reflects upon our achievements in 2019 Read more

Sama's campaign to change education in Egypt

18 year old Sama wanted the term "Mongolian dementia" removed from biology text books Read more

2019 Golf Classic a huge success

The Damon Hill Golf Classic and Gala Dinner with Michael Caines in October were thoroughly enjoyed by all Read more

Launch of new fundraising project for Rwanda

Funds are needed to train family members and teachers in Rwanda to support the development of children with Down syndrome Read more

Education guidelines out for review with international stakeholders

We are now calling for stakeholders feedback on our international education guidelines Read more

DSi undertake strategy review

Staff and board members met to review DSi strategy to ensure we are delivering on our mission Read more

DSi to deliver self-advocacy training in UAE

DSi will be delivering self-advocacy training in the UAE ahead of the World Down Syndrome Congress to be hosted there in 2020 Read more

New CEO for National Down Syndrome Society

Her focus will be on the growing adult population in the Down syndrome community Read more

High-Level Political Forum 2019 on Sustainable Development

DSi have contributed to a report to be presented by the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities at the HLPF Read more

New Chief Executive for Down’s Syndrome Scotland

Eddie McConnell, who is currently Director of Development at Sense Scotland, will take up the role of Chief Executive at Down's Syndrome Scotland in September 2019 Read more

2019 WDSD Award Recipients

Down Syndrome International announces the recipients of the 2019 World Down Syndrome Day awards Read more