Are you ready for buddy walk 2020?

Buddy Walk is a worldwide event to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. The Auckland event will be held on Sunday 22 March 2020 at Tahaki Reserve in Mt Eden. Can you help us to make this day a success? #BuddyWalkAkl


We are here to help families and carers, whether you have a new baby or care for an adult with Down syndrome.

Find out the benefits of becoming a member of our organisation.

Information to help with your child’s education and learning from birth to adulthood.

Join a new baby support group, a coffee group or a social club.

We are a family/whanāu support organisation. We provide information and support for people with Down syndrome and their families.

  • SENCO’s, teachers and teacher aides
  • specialist staff
  • occupational therapists, and
  • parent educators
Jude has a background in primary teaching, teacher education and disability research. She has worked as a lecturer in Education at Otago University and as a Senior Researcher at the Donald Beasley Institute in Dunedin undertaking research in teaching, learning and disability.
Sally is a speech-language therapist who is passionate about communication and literacy for children with complex communication and learning needs. She teaches the Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) course and coordinates the postgraduate program at Massey University.
Fiona is a speech-language therapist who completed her Bachelors degree in speech-language therapy in New Zealand, receiving a research scholarship to investigate the relationship between speech and feeding difficulties. Fiona then worked in the UK in special schools and child development teams

Course participant feedback: “It was such an incredible day, I learnt so much! My brain is so full so I am heading home shortly to unpack it all and get ready for another full day tomorrow.” 

We appreciate your donation of any amount, or maybe you could help by volunteering at one of our events like Buddy Walk.


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