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WHAT IS DOWN SYNDROME? Find out more about this genetic condition in this description
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Help from birth to adulthood
Help from birth to adulthood

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

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The mission of the Auckland Down Syndrome Association is…

to promote the participation of people with Down syndrome in their community



Special Needs Planning Guidance with Valentina Pereira NEW WORKSHOP PLANNEDThe time and date of the next workshop are yet to be confirmed. Please register your interest by emailing Christel.REGISTER YOU INTEREST This century sees adults with Down syndrome at their most independent, due to the opportunities, technology and support available to them. Despite this, there…

Success in School course

We present our ‘Down Syndrome – Success in School’ course twice a year. This is a 2-day course for SENCO’s, teachers, teacher aides, specialist staff, occupational therapists and parent educators and involves a variety of presenters including Dr Jude MacArthur. Find out more about the course and register via our online form» 

ADSA Social Club – June update

Juniors Laser Tag & Hot Chocolates Our Junior Group continues to grow with some new faces coming through this month. We had 2 last minute cancellations but otherwise a record high in numbers! The weather did not stop us from having a good time this month. We started off with a chilly walk to a…

Check out our growing list of Business Success Stories

Do you know anyone who has Down syndrome who has set up their own business by themselves or as part of a group? If so, we would love to add a link to their website or Facebook page on our website. Please send us the details via the form on our Contact page. Check out…

Social Club celebrates Star Wars day

To celebrate Star Wars day on the 4th of May (May the Fourth be with you) the adults social club enjoyed an evening of Star-Wars themed fun at the Recreate offices. Members came dressed in their best Star Wars attire and there were prizes for the best dressed! They also enjoyed a dinner together and…

Keratoconus – Max’s Story

If it wasn’t for the screening process, we might not have caught it at such an early stage… Max Nyenkamp’s parents, Karen and Robert own an Auckland based wholesaler that supplies optical equipment to optometrists and hospitals. They have always supported the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Programme (HAPs) Opening Eyes by donating the equipment they…


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