Advocacy

Down Syndrome Victoria continually strives to be a leading authoritative voice for the Down syndrome community.

Down Syndrome Victoria is committed to the full participation of people with Down syndrome in the economic and social life of the community. We do this by providing individual and family support based on a model of empowerment, being a source of quality information and resources, sharing our knowledge and experience.

What is advocacy?

Advocacy contributes to democracy in many important ways; it gives a voice to under or mis-represented citizen's interests, mobilises people to participate in the democratic process, assists in the development of better public policy and ensures governments accountability to citizens. 

Advocacy leads to social change

Down Syndrome Victoria, in association with other Australian States and Territories, participates in systemic advocacy to help bring about social change and improve opportunities. As a member of Down Syndrome Australia we are able to influence change with a collective voice.