Over the last ten years, the Scrapheap Adventure Ride and our ‘Scrappers’ have raised nearly $800,000 for the Down Syndrome Community.
About Down Syndrome Australia
Down Syndrome Australia is the National peak organisation for people living with Down syndrome and their families. We work to create change in social and public policy through our national advocacy work. We take a human rights approach to advocacy and all of our work is informed by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
We also provide high quality evidence-based information to people with Down syndrome, their families and the broader community. We have a range of national resources available on our Resource Hub as well as specific toolkits to support community inclusion.
We raise awareness about Down Syndrome by holding National events for World Down Syndrome day and sharing stories to promote a greater understanding about Down syndrome.
People with Down syndrome are at the centre of all of the work that we do. We work with the Down Syndrome Advisory network to get ideas from people with Down syndrome and suggestions about our work.
We work together with state and territory organisations to achieve our vision.
How Donations Support our Work
A donation to Down Syndrome Australia helps us to fulfil our mission. What we do is critical to supporting people with Down syndrome and their families and tackling the stigma and discrimination that many people with intellectual disability face.
All of the donations received from the Scrapheap Adventure Ride will be used to support the work of the Down Syndrome Federation in regional and remote communities. These donations will help us to expand our work in these areas.
Your donation may help to support:
- Workshops for families in regional areas
- Development of new resources for regional families
- Playgroups or other opportunities to connect with other families
- Workshops/information for educators or other professionals in regional areas
- New opportunities for online social communities and connections