Down Syndrome Association (Singapore)
Down Syndrome Association Singapore DSA (S) is a self-funding, non-profit voluntary welfare organization, which works closely and regularly with healthcare and educational professionals, and voluntary welfare organizations. The Association was awarded official recognition by the National Council of Social Services on 4 July 1997.
The Association is affiliated with international bodies such as Down Syndrome International (DSI), the Asia-Pacific Down Syndrome Federation (APDSF), Asian Federation on Intellectual Disabilities (AFID) and the International Association of Scientific Studies for the Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID). In April 2004, DSA was invited to organize and host the 8th World Down Syndrome Congress in Singapore, which attracted participants from more than 34 countries. In June 2009, DSA was one of the main organizer for the 2nd Asia Pacific – International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID) Congress in Singapore. In March 2016, DSA was the main organizer for the World Down Syndrome Day National Seminar on support for caregivers for persons with intellectual and learning disability. DSA (S) crossed a significant milestone on 2015 when we turned 20 years old.
Intended use of funds through the YFC 2018 programme
– Develop individuals with Down syndrome through life long learning and social integration.
– Support families through specialist services, information and education.
– Advocate for equal opportunities, quality of life and their contribution to society.
Engaging and involving the YFC participants
The YFC teams will be able to engage our members and the organizations resources to incorporate into their individual projects. The staff will be of utmost guidance to the teams. Further, the teams may further extend or expand on their project due to the bonds forged here at Down Syndrome Association (Singapore). The teams are always welcome to DSA(S) to be a part of our major events and are given the freedom to come up with their own activities to engage our persons with Down Syndrome.