Down Syndrome Association (Singapore) is a primarily self-funding, non-profit voluntary welfare organisation with IPC (Institute of Public Character) status, which works closely and regularly with healthcare and educational professionals, and voluntary welfare organisations. The Association is affiliated to international bodies such as Down Syndrome International (DSI), the Asia-Pacific Down Syndrome Federation (APDSF), Asian Federation of Mental Retardation (AFMR) and the International Association of the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID).
Back in 1995, A group of parents of children with Down syndrome recognised that a great need existed in Singapore to support and educate families, professionals and the public about Down syndrome. Out of a meeting held on 1 October 1995, the Down syndrome Support Group was formed.
Goals and aspirations
We acknowledge and respect the right of all persons with Down syndrome to receive an adequate response to their needs. We are thus committed in our aims to provide support, enable a person with Down syndrome to attain his or her full potential, help a person with Down syndrome to lead a “normal” life and thus be able to contribute to society and educate the public on Down syndrome.
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.