In this first for DSi our national representatives with Down syndrome take to the stage (or our screens to be precise) to tell us what makes good support.

"Our voices are loud and clear" - Janet Charchuk


Self-advocacy, the ability to speak for oneself and the things that are important, is of great value to people with Down syndrome as it is to us all. Self-advocacy gives us the confidence to take control of our lives and participate in our communities with confidence. 

In this webinar our national representatives talk about why self-advocacy is important to them and the skills that they have developed in order to speak up for themselves. They go on to talk about the support that they need to speak up and the best way that those around them can support them to do this.

"Being able to talk to someone, a friend, a mentor, someone who can help you be yourself and not someone else" - Kayla McKeon

If you are a person with Down syndrome, a family member, friend, employer, a professional working with people with Down syndrome or if you have an interest in making the world a more inclusive place, then this is a must watch.

It is important for us to know how many people are watching our webinars and so we ask that you register to watch the webinar here.


If you would like to share any comments about the webinar, or if you would like to contact our National Representatives, please send us an email to [email protected]

You might like to learn more about our Inclusive Participation work here:


And you can learn more about our National Representatives here:


If you are interested in becoming a National Representative please get in touch with your local affiliated group. You can find a list of these groups here: 

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