The New Zealand Down Syndrome Association (NZSDA) has set itself the mission to Support, inform and advocate alongside people with Down syndrome, families, whānau and professionals.
- Inform, support, educate and empower families/whānau and people with Down syndrome.
- Promote awareness and deeper knowledge about Down syndrome
- Advocate for rights and inclusion through campaigns or direct intervention.
- Review policies and lobby government and other agencies.
- Provide up-to-date information and support for families/whanau as well as other interested parties.
- Resources, videos, online content, social media content, newsletters, CHAT21, the quarterly journal.
- Provide support for
- New parent's
- Regional support groups
- Direct connections
- Educate and upskill
- Establish and maintain relationships with other disability organisations, Government and other agencies, both domestically and globally.
- Respond to political and social issues by making submissions to government bodies.
- Initiate and manage projects that will have a direct benefit to people with Down syndrome and their families.