Welcome to the wdsa

Wellington Down Syndrome Association is a free membership organisation. We value and support people with Down syndrome, providing encouragement, information and resources to parents, families and health professionals.

Our Mission

The Wellington Down Syndrome Association supports, educates and advocates for the Down syndrome community in the greater Wellington Region.

ABOUT US

Wellington Down Syndrome Association

We help by supporting parents (particularly new parents) with community contact, welcome packs and linking to other information and resources.

We’re always running regular events like the Frances Clarke Memorial Awards, Wellington Down Syndrome Association Christmas party and have opportunities for the Down syndrome community to connect and build relationships through various age group catch ups.

The WDSA provides educational resources and support to parents and schools where appropriate. We help to promote the Wellington Down syndrome community with stories, events and other information, advocating for the fantastic people in our community that have Down syndrome.

Did you know it's free to join up with the Wellington Down Syndrome Association?

Simply click on the button below, fill out the form and we’ll get your membership details over to you.

NEW PARENTS

Congratulations on your new baby!

We are here to offer support and information to help you along your new journey.

We have new parent packs and a small team of brilliant mums who can offer support to you.

RESOURCES

Helpful resources for various ages within the Down syndrome community

Our resources page has a wealth of information on organisations, suggested reading and helpful links to a range of topics associated with Down syndrome. 

WEIT

Wellington Early Intervention Trust helps preschool children 0-5 years. They provide a coordinated umbrella of therapies (Music, Physiotherapy, Speech Language). 

IHC Library

IHC Library provide books and other resources free of charge. They also kindly look after our resources.

NZDSA

New Zealand Down Syndrome Association is our National body. They have a great range of resources and provide advocacy at a National level.

Viva Young adults

Viva is a social club for young adults with Down Syndrome in Wellington. The club meets fortnightly on Fridays.

EVENTS

Take a look at our upcoming events

We run a number of events throughout the year. Check out our events page to see what we have coming up. Some of our key events not to be missed are:

WDSA Wairarapa Family Picnic – Sat 8th Feb 2020: Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton

WDSA Raumati Water Day – Sun 1st Mar 2020: Marine Gardens, Raumati Beach

WDSA World Down Syndrome Day Disco – Sat 21st Mar 2020: Vogelmorn Hall, Brooklyn, Wellington

WDSA Education Seminars and AGM – Sat 6th Jun 2020: Hutt City Baptist Church, Lower Hutt

GET IN TOUCH

We're here to help.

We want to help support and encourage you and your family. Get in touch today with the Wellington Down Syndrome Association. 

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