Down Syndrome WA Library Collection

DSWA has a small library collection we are currently working on making available for you online.

Activ Foundation Library has one of the largest resource collections on disability in Australia which includes a comprehensive list of resources on Down syndrome. Families are welcome to use the resources on the premises free of charge. Membership of the Activ Library is available for $22 per year and this entitles you to borrow from the library. Their catalogue is available to search online at The Activ Foundation Library can be found at:

327 Cambridge St, Wembley WA 6014
phone: 9387 0555
library hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm.

Some useful resources

Greater Expectations: Living with Down Syndrome in the 21st Century – by Jan Gothard

To read a sample chapter or to order online, visit:

Understanding Down Syndrome: Capturing Family Experiences Through Research

The Telethon Institute for Child Health Research has recently published a booklet on family experiences with Down Syndrome. You can read it here.

Nina Rose and her Dancing Prince

by Sandra Wise 

A beautifully worded and illustrated book (44 pages) aimed at primary school-age children.  Nina Rose and Amy always loved dancing on the beach.  One day they were joined by Hugh, a young friend with Down syndrome.  Together they hatch a plan to help him compete in the school dance contest – and the adventure begins.

Available from DSWA in soft cover ($19.95) or hard cover ($29.95) versions.