Children and Family
Down Syndrome Queensland provides support, encouragement, information and resources to families who have a member with Down syndrome. We are committed to a model of peer support and empowerment to build resilience in people with Down syndrome and their families. We welcome those that are new to the journey, and those that have walked it for years.
Down Syndrome Queensland believes that families have the right to feel supported in their choices no matter which paths they choose. We aim to provide balanced, researched information so that families can make informed decisions about how to best raise their child/ren within the context of their family unit.
The Family Support Team are here to point you in the right direction. We focus on providing relevant information and resources, problem solving, basic strategies and links to additional services as required. The Family Support Team can be contacted on 07 3356 6655 or [email protected]
- Supporting a person with Down Syndrome - Factsheet
- Early Years
- Communication and Language
- Visual Supports Guide
- Community Inclusion Toolkit - Community and Sporting Groups
- Community Inclusion Toolkit - Health
Limitations of our support
We do not provide a crisis service. For urgent assistance please call a service listed below.
Parentline on 13 22 89
Lifeline on 13 11 14
Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 (for callers aged 5 – 25 years)
We are unable to provide case management. if your support needs are ongoing please call:
Disability Intake Response Service 1800 783 783
Facebook Closed Group
We run a Facebook closed group which is open to Queensland parents or carers of children with Down syndrome.
This group is specifically created to encourage peer support, information sharing and to empower families and to create positive expectations of our children and adults. Please feel free to share your fears and joys, highs and lows, current information and news.
Please note: Those wanting to be added to this group will need to be known to the organisation (new families need to have had prior contact with Down Syndrome Queensland).