Our mission is to improve quality of life for people with Down syndrome worldwide and promote their inherent right to be included and accepted as equal members of society.

We achieve this through the following activities:

Policy and practice, information, support and advice

We play a lead role considering policies and practices on key issues affecting people with Down syndrome (such as education, healthcare and human rights). We work with our members and partners to ensure accurate, up to date information, advice and support gets to those who need it around the world.  

Network development and training

We develop and strengthen our membership network, improving communications, developing alliances and networks of self-advocates and families and involving members in our activities. At the same time we deliver training designed to build the capacity of national member organisations, people with Down syndrome, their families and other stakeholders.

Advocacy and campaigning

We run global campaigns and events advocating for the rights of people with Down syndrome and we participate actively in international disability and human rights forums, representing the global Down syndrome community.

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Our Work

Where we Work

Global Initiatives