The Canterbury Down Syndrome Association (CDSA) is an incorporated society and affiliated to the New Zealand Down Syndrome Association (NZDSA).
We work closely with the NZDSA and also the UPP club, a social group for teenagers and young adults with Down syndrome. The CDSA is a non-profit organisation and relies solely on fund-raising, funding applications and on the kindness of donations.
All people are valued and contributing members of the community
To promote the participation of people with Down syndrome in their community.
Equitable access to appropriate education, health, justice and community resources.
The roles of parents and carers
The role of volunteers
The dignity and worth of all people
The sharing of knowledge and experience