For People With Down syndrome

People with Down syndrome enjoy amazing and exciting lives around New Zealand. Some might achieve extraordinary things at work, in sport or the arts, while other prefer the quiet life in their community, simply enjoying their family and their friends.

We know people with Down syndrome of all ages, like to see stories about other people with Down syndrome, so this section of the website, as well as our quarterly journal is dedicated to you telling your stories.

The NZDSA has created a self-advocacy group called STRIVE made up by young people with Down syndrome who want encourage others to reach their full potential, and the STRIVE team is giving us directions on what you like to see on your website.

This page will also include links to people and organisations in your own area that might be helpful to know.
And don’t forget, if you have a story to tell, please contact the NZDSA and let us know. We’d love to hear from you.

Bears take the field in Christchurch

Several players with Down syndrome recently featured in New Zealand’s…
07/12/2020/by Coen Lammers

They Call Me Sam aims to change perspectives

Jolt Dance in Christchurch has teamed up with Belmont Productions…
29/11/2020/by Coen Lammers

Busy year for STRIVE self-advocates

The STRIVE self-advocacy team had another busy year and even…
23/11/2020/by Coen Lammers

Great videos to help people with learning disabilities

Actor Duncan Armstrong stars in a series of new videos released…
18/11/2020/by Coen Lammers

Me and My Job at the design studio

By John Pike

Where do you work?
Right here at Slaughterhaus…
14/10/2020/by Coen Lammers

Some help if you can’t wear a face mask

Some people can’t wear a face mask or covering because of a…
02/10/2020/by Coen Lammers

Three actors light up the big screen and the stage 

By Coen Lammers  

Actors with Down syndrome are becoming…
12/08/2020/by Coen Lammers

NZDSA urges Govt to ignore Health and Disability review

The New Zealand Down syndrome community is urging the Government…
03/07/2020/by Coen Lammers

 “We Decide” message from Down syndrome community

We Decide.

That is the message people with Down syndrome…
20/03/2020/by Coen Lammers

Dressing up to go to the ball

By Andrew Oswin

I attended the Unforgetaball 2019 at the Hornby…
29/10/2019/by Gary Lee

STRIVE message to health professionals 

During this year’s World Down Syndrome Day, the New Zealand…
29/10/2019/by Gary Lee

Sharing experiences around our disabilities

By Edward Borkin

I recently attended a meeting which will…
29/10/2019/by Gary Lee