Down Syndrome South Africa (DSSA) is a non-profit organisation (NPO 009-415) and was formed in 1986 as the national umbrella body and parent advocacy organisation and lobby group for the constitutional rights of persons with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities. DSSA currently has 12 regional associations and support groups throughout the country that provides services to persons with Down syndrome, developmental delays and their families.
To live in and see a South Africa where a person with and affected by Down syndrome are afforded access to human and constitutional liberties. To ensure equal access, dignity and respect for all persons with Down syndrome.
Sindiso Tamhla Fundraising & Communications Officer 081 425 2754
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WORLD OF WORKS
This project offers young adults with Down syndrome the necessary skills and confidence to do job shadowing in places such as the
this project is to facilitate the process through which adults and teenagers with Down syndrome can reach a level of social independence that could facilitate their inclusion into the open labor market.
ACCESS TO JUSTICE
This project will address the barriers that cause sexual and gender-based
violence amongst woman and children with Down syndrome and their families.
FAMILY DEVELOPMENT AND EMPOWERMENT
Many family members of and including persons with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities do not fully understand what Down syndrome is. Often they receive misleading information from health care workers. It is therefore vital that our members are informed of the correct information and
empowered to be able to know their rights in order to access necessary services that they so desperatly need.For family development and empowerment to be effective, it must be ongoing, based not only on the use of written information but other teaching methods, which includes hands on teaching in the home environment.
WHAT WE DO
Advocate and Lobby to the parliament, government etc on the rights of persons with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities,
To encourage the development of programmes and services that may be appropriate and beneficial for persons with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities To promote public awareness and improve attitudes towards persons with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities.
To collect and administer funds in accordance with all applicable legislation for the purpose of carrying out the objectives of DSSA.
DSSA BANK DETAILS
Down Syndrome South Africa Standard Bank
Cheque account : 202 470 695 Branch code : 051001 Reference : Name + Cell Number