How we can help you
Auckland Down Syndrome Association Inc ('ADSA') is a family support organisation that provides information and support for people with Down syndrome and their families.
ADSA was established by parents in 1981 and is run by parents, grandparents and siblings through a management committee elected on an annual basis. ADSA employs a Community Liaison Officer, a Librarian and an office assistant who are there to help members.
Membership to ADSA is free. Read more about joining ADSA here.
ADSA believes all people - including your new baby - are valued and contributing members of the community. ADSA works to inform and empower its members so that people with Down syndrome are able to reach their full potential.
Receiving a diagnosisReceiving a confirmed diagnosis can be overwhelming and frightening, and parents often experience different stages of grief while adjusting to the diagnosis. During this time you could learn more about Down syndrome by exploring our website. For emotional support we can put you in contact with other parents who've experienced the same pre-natal diagnosis.
If you would like to discuss your concerns, please contact us on 527 0060 or email Christel. We are here for you.
You have had a new baby - How ADSA can support your familyWhen there is a pre-natal diagnosis of Down syndrome or a new baby with Down syndrome is born, parents need to know:
1. acccurate and current information about Down syndrome; and
2. that they are not alone
In recognition of these two key support areas ADSA will (if you want it):
facebook.com/DownsHeartGroup as well as a closed group facebook.com/groups/DownsHeartGroup
Or you may want to contact Heart Kids New Zealand. If you need more information or just someone to talk to, please call us on free phone 0800 543 943.
For information on any of the above call (09) 527 0060 or visit ADSA at:Level 3, 45 Mount Wellington Highway
Office hours are Monday to Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm