Entries by Coen Lammers


Conference sessions for people with Down syndrome

When:  Saturday, 9th October 2021 Time:    10am – 11am Where: Zoom Who:    Sir Robert Martin What will he talk about? From Institution to Knighthood   A little more about Sir Robert Martin Sir Robert has spent his life advocating on behalf of disabled people and in particular people with learning disability, both in New […]

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Stunning Virtual Down Syndrome Conference programme announced

You do not want to miss this. Make sure you check out the long list of world-leading presenters, who will cover most key topics that may be important to people with Down Syndrome as part of the NZDSA Virtual Down Syndrome Conference. REGISTER HERE The NZDSA this month will celebrate its 40th anniversary by hosting […]

DS community urged to continue to engage in their community

The New Zealand Down syndrome community is urging people with Down syndrome not to let the traumatic events in Mt Albert stop them from seeking independence and to be at the heart of their communities. “We are heart-broken for Lena Zhang Harrap’s whānau and friends and we hope that the wider community will continue to […]

Largest ever Virtual Conference to celebrate 40 years NZDSA

The NZDSA in October will celebrate its 40th anniversary by hosting the largest Virtual Down Syndrome Conference ever organised in this country, to coincide with World Down Syndrome Month. The New Zealand Virtual Down Syndrome Conference will be offering a huge variety of high-profile Kiwi and international expert speakers who will cover a wide range of […]

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DS community well represented at Attitude awards

Many familiar faces in the Down syndrome community have been named as finalists in this year’s Attitude Awards to recognise their amazing achievements. The Down syndrome community has been well presented in five different categories and the winners will be announced at a gala dinner on December 1. The NZDSA congratulates all the nominees and […]

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Watch Speech and Language seminar for terrific tips

UpsideDowns, New Zealand Down Syndrome Association, and Small Talk Therapy, are proud to bring you this free webinar on speech and language therapy for children and young people with Down syndrome. Are you looking for ways to support your child’s speech during lockdown? Are you new to speech and language therapy? Have you been engaging […]


Kiwi Bridget Snedden new President of DS International

Bridget Snedden from Auckland was last week recognised for her years of advocacy work around the world when she was elected as the new President of Down Syndrome International (DSi) at their 2021 Annual General Meeting. “I am very humbled and proud to lead DSi Board of Trustees along with Vice President Rhonda Faragher from […]

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WeThe15 campaigns to break down barriers

Launching at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, WeThe15 plans to initiate change over the next decade by bringing together the biggest coalition ever of international organisations from the world of sport, human rights, policy, communications, business, arts and entertainment. At a time when diversity and inclusion are hot topics, the 15% who have a disability […]