Mission

Registered as a non-profit-making organization since October 1987, the Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association is committed to serving individuals with Down Syndrome, intellectual disabilities or other disabilities and their family members with integrated family support and vocational rehabilitation services. Our objective is to enable service users to develop their personal growth fully in every aspect of life, as well as to meet their employment and vocational training needs. In recent years, we have been expanding our social enterprises with a view of increasing vocational training and job opportunities for people with disabilities while promoting the concept of “social inclusion”.

People with disabilities should be given the opportunity to unlock their full potential and take part in the decision-making of every aspect of their lives, so as to enjoy equal rights and opportunities in a supportive environment.

To improve the quality of life of persons with Down syndrome or other disabilities, as well as their families.

  • To improve public perception towards individuals with Down Syndrome.
  • To introduce and promote the Association’s messages to the public on behalf of individuals with Down Syndrome, as well as their family members.
  • To identify the needs of individuals with Down Syndrome and other disabilities as well as that of their family members, and seek ways to satisfy such needs.
  • To provide information resources and adequate support to individuals with Down Syndrome and other disabilities, and recognize parents as the key guardians of their children.
  • To create an amiable atmosphere so that individuals with Down Syndrome and other disabilities, their family members and professionals can forge a dynamic partnership in a respectable environment.
  • To submit comments and suggestions and provide information to relevant authorities and government bodies with the aim of improving services for people with Down Syndrome and other disabilities, as well as their family members.

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There are 46 chromosomes in each cell of a person. However, inside the cell of a person with Down Syndrome are 47 chromosomes. This extra chromosome produces the distinct physical appearance and intellectual status of people with Down Syndrome who are simple, pure and true.