Parents and supporters

Join the global Down syndrome community – families, supporters, advocates and professionals – as we come together to learn, celebrate and create positive change at WDSC 2024.


  • Build friendships with parents and support people from around the world.
  • Share stories and support, creating a strong network with people who truly understand.
  • Join discussions celebrating the Down syndrome community.
  • Share ideas and experiences with global Down syndrome leaders.


  • Explore, share and learn skills in health, education, employment, family life, advocacy and personal development.
  • Discover how people with Down syndrome can achieve personal and professional goals while standing up for their rights.
  • Gain practical information and resources to improve daily life.

Be Inspired

  • Hear world-leading speakers on the latest Down syndrome research findings and best practice.
  • Hear stories from people with Down syndrome worldwide about their achievements.
  • Be part of an exciting global event that welcomes everyone with open arms.


  • Make it a family event, with childcare facilities and a program for school-aged children (with and without Down syndrome) during Congress.
  • Explore vibrant Brisbane, Australia, by adding a travel adventure to your Congress experience.
  • Take part in a lively social program with exciting performances and activities.
  • Connect and unwind at the Congress meet-and-greet, Gala Dinner and other social events.