Auckland Down Syndrome Association Inc (“ADSA”)
provides information and support for people with Down syndrome and their families. Its activities and services are wide and varied. ADSA seeks to help members by providing:
- Support for families who have a member with Down syndrome
- Information packs about Down syndrome for new families
- Home/School Information Education Resource Pack to those families whose children with Down syndrome are transitioning to school
- Information on services available in Auckland for people with Down syndrome and their families
- A network of people who can visit families with a diagnosis of Down syndrome - at home or in the hospital, pre or post birth
- Coffee mornings for mums and dads with young babies and children with Down syndrome
- Active social clubs for people with Down syndrome aged 13-17 and 18 to 35
- A lending library with educational and information resources specific to Down syndrome
- A course for teachers, SENCO's and teacher aides on teaching learners with Down syndrome
- A quarterly newsletter called 'Outlook'
- Opportunities for people with Down syndrome and their families to meet regularly through social events such as the annual Buddy Walk, the children's Christmas party, Coffee Groups and information evenings.
Membership of ADSA is free. Read more about joining ADSA here.