During the online registration process, registrants will be asked whether they would require additional childcare facilities for persons not attending the Congress as a registered attendee. Childcare facilities and a program for school-aged children may be available, based on interest.

Further information coming soon.

Registration Guidance for Parents/Carers

Age of child (with Down syndrome or sibling) Options provided by WDSC2024 Alternatives
0-5 Attend onsite childcare (separate cost – refer website) Support worker, babysitter, family member can care for child onsite. Note that these people would need to register if they wished to access catering or congress sessions. Child can attend sessions with parent/carer as long as not disruptive to session (no registration required).
5-12 (Primary school age) Attend onsite/offsite school age program or alternative accessible excursions (Details TBC - separate cost – refer website) Support worker, babysitter, family member can care for child offsite. Child can attend sessions with parent/carer as long as not disruptive to session (no registration required).
12-18 (Secondary school age)

Attend onsite/offsite school age program or alternative accessible excursions (Details TBC - separate cost – refer website).

Attend sessions of interest (many of which will be aimed at people with Down syndrome or of interest to siblings). Requires registration as a Congress attendee.

Support worker, family member etc can care for child offsite.

Preference is that children of this age do not attend sessions to be cared for / supervised by their parent / carer.

If attending sessions, is likely would have to register as an attendee.

Please contact us to discuss specific circumstances.

18+

Attend sessions of interest (many of which will be aimed at people with Down syndrome or of interest to siblings). Requires registration as a Congress attendee.

Access accessible excursions (Details TBC at separate cost).

Support worker, family member etc can support person offsite. Please contact us to discuss any specific circumstances.