Address details

Down Syndrome NSW
Level 6/410 Church St, North Parramatta
9am-5pm Monday - Thursday
T: 9841 444

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Latest additions to events pages


Gala screening of 'Cinderella' at Event Cinemas Parramatta. 
The Lady Mayoress of Parramatta, Kirsty Lloyd, has chosen DS NSW as one of her charities for 2015.  Strictly for grown-up princesses, the night will feature champagne, pamper packs and fabulous raffle prizes from local Parramatta businesses. The Down Syndrome NSW office has been located in the Parramatta area for 35 years and we are delighted that the Lady Mayoress has chosen to support our work across the state. Further details, including ticket price and how to book, will be announced soon, so stay tuned.
21st April 2015 - Event Cinemas, Parramatta

City 2 Surf 2015
Down Syndrome NSW is going big with City2Surf this year! We truly believe that with the right support, people with Down syndrome can lead a fulfilling and successful life. Josiah Bamber for example is a fit, active and engaged teenager with his whole life ahead of him. We think he is pretty awesome, so that is why he is our poster boy for this year’s City2Surf. He is currently in training to run the City2Surf in 2015. Why not join him? 
Sunday 9th August 2015 - Sydney City to Bondi Beach
The Scrapheap Adventure Ride is a unique fundraising event which involves motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the country purchasing a bike for no more than $1000 and doing it up for an adventure ride through the Aussie outback, all while raising money for people with Down syndrome.
25th - 27th September 2015 - to Urana, NSW

These links provide information about events run by other organisations that might be of interest to people with Down syndrome, their families, carers and professionals who support them.

Force Majeure - A New Project
Reminder: applications for this innovative dance project close 10th April 2015

Murmuration Dance Theatre - launch
Sydney’s first professional integrated dance company, working alongside artists with and without disability to create new contemporary dance theatre works. Community launch for a no frills celebration to mark the small beginnings of something big. This will be a chance to meet and greet the Murmur Team and learn more about our workshops, sharing’s and open days. We welcome everyone to join this event, it is an all ages, all inclusive launch. Workshops start from 21st April.
6.00-7.30pm Tuesday 14th April 2015 - Marrickville

I really want to make a change but I’m not sure how: strategies that help you hold on to the spark of change
In Charge webinar - There is a lot of change being talked about in our sector, with the NDIS being one of the biggest. Do you have a sense that this is an opportunity for something different, but are feeling uncertain or overwhelmed? Are you taking action but hitting barriers? Are you working with people with disability or families in this situation? This session brings you firsthand accounts of methods and strategies that will help you hold on to the spark of wanting something different.
Early bird registration until 10th April 2015
12.00 - 1.15PM AEST Monday 20th April 2015 - online

'Get More Skills' workshop
Hosted by Northern Intellectual Disability Health  at their Cremorne clinic. The workshop will support families to understand the upcoming changes to the disability support system. It will look at Choice and discuss skills you will need to move to the new system.
Registration is essential: My Choice Matters:, or 1800 144 653 or (02) 9211 2605
10 am - 1 pm 22 April 2015 - Cremorne

Is it Behaviour OR Is it Communication?
Family Advocacy Workshop join guest speaker Ann Greer for an informative and interactive day for both families and those who work with people with disability of all ages
Wednesday 29 April 2015 - West Ryde

Building Social Networks
Centre for Disability Studies - we invite support staff and a person they support to join us and together we will explore opportunities to socially connect with local communities.
30th April 2015 - Camperdown

Enriching Lives for people with disability
Family Advocacy - explore typical adult opportunities by considering the individual interests of your family member! We will look at strategies for helping a person with disability to have a good life and provide the advocacy tools to make this happen. Note: This is a practical workshop just for families and friends of a person with disability – including extended family.
Friday 8 May 2015 - Grafton
Wednesday 20 May 2015 - Queanbeyan
Thursday 21 May 2015 - Albury
Friday 22 May 2015 - Griffith

Ideas for Self Directing Supports
Resourcing Families - a free workshop that explores the what, who and how of self directing supports for people with disability and ideas for making the most of individualised funding. Presented by Meg Sweeney, who has directed her daughter’s own individualised funding around paid and volunteer works roles, living in her own home, connecting to community and employing her own staff.
Tuesday 5 May 2015 - Armidale
Thursday 7 May 2015 - Lismore
Tuesday 26 May 2015 - Broken Hill

Circles of Support
Resourcing Families - a free webinar that explores what circles are and how they can be useful, as a key strategy for getting more people involved to support the goals of a person with disability. Hear how a parent created a circle of support for her son and the exciting opportunities it created for his life.
10am -11.30am Tuesday 12 May 2015 online

When policies aren't enough: why abuse occurs in human services and what can be done about it
Foundations Forums - workshop presented by John Armstrong, for professionals, advocates and families who have a stake in addressing the issue of reportable incidents within a service context.
Thursday 14 May 2015 - West Ryde, Sydney

We are worth the investment - people with intellectual disability and the NDIS
NSW Council for Intellectual Disability Conference 2015
The conference is for people with intellectual disability, family members, service providers, professionals, advocates, policy makers and anyone else interested in the NDIS and people with intellectual disability. 
16th - 17th July 2015 - Waterview Bicentennial Park, Sydney

Making It real Together - 50th Annual ASID Conference
A platform for delegates to come together and explore what is means to convert recent advances in disability legislation and policy into real and meaningful changes for people with intellectual disability.The conference will bring together a range of stakeholders: people with intellectual disability and their families and support persons, coordinators, disability support workers, researchers from universities, health professionals and policy makers ...
11th - 13th November 2015 - Melbourne

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