• 0-12 years - ADSA Christmas party - Thank you for making our Kids Christmas Party possible!!!

  • Success in School Workshops 2023
  • NZDSA info sessions (including launch of new employment resources)

  • Check out our ADSA entrepreneurs

It was great to see so many families enjoying themselves at the ADSA Children's Christmas Party on 20 November - despite extremely unpredictable weather! See below for a list of all the organisations and individuals who helped make this fun get-together such a success!
  • Bapcor NZ Limited - for funding the event
  • Kiwi Valley Farm - for a great place to host the party
  • Pukeko Cafe - delicious chips
  • Facepainters - Mia and Edith Foulds and their mum Jane Rickit for painting for two and a half hours straight
  • Mara Sommer - for taking amazing pictures on the day
  • Our extra last minute helpers – Jamna Patel, Sarah McConnell, and Iris Guo. These lovely volunteers were called in at the last minute – and we REALLY appreciated their help.
  • SANTA - for donning his big red suit and joining the party! 
To check out all the photos please go to the ADSA Members only Facebook group.
Registrations are NOW OPEN for our next course.  This will be held ONLINE again following the extremely positive feedback from August 2022.  This is a 2-day workshop for SENCO's, teachers, teacher aides, Outreach teachers, parents and anyone involved in educating our young people with Down syndrome, and others with different learning styles.  It is mainly attended by Primary schools, and we would really love to see more parents and carers attending.
Please contact Paula ( or 09 527 0060 if you would like help to contact your school.  Or download Success in School Flyer.  You can then email or print for your school.  And you can register online here Success in School Registration Form
Full details including course registration, timetable, and presenter list are at this link.
Here is a look at the remaining events NZDSA have on for the rest of this year… We hope to see you there! Please click here for details.  NZDSA Online Event details
  • 3rd December:  To Be Frank – Relationships for members 18+ (2:15pm)
  • 3rd Dec: STRIVE – anniversary gathering, and introduction to new members (4pm)
  • 6th December: NOON – launch of new employment resources (for employers and people with Down syndrome)

Check out our ADSA entrpreneurs

We have Christmas sorted! Make your Christmas gifts extra meaningful this year by supporting these great businesses. Please share widely with friends, family and colleagues.  💜🧡💜🧡
Please email Xuan on or Paula on if you have any questions regarding the events and news highlighted in this update.
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