Giving the gift of life-changing speech language therapy to children with Down syndrome
We're the UpsideDowns Education Trust, a charity established in 2003 by parents of kids with Down syndrome. We provide funding for speech language therapy for kids with Down syndrome. For children with Down syndrome, learning to speak can be a real challenge.
We're giving a voice to kids with Down syndrome all over New Zealand and equipping them with the skills to talk, read, and write. By funding their speech language therapy, we're ensuring these kids have the best possible start to life.
We currently support over 150 children from Northland to Southland and everywhere in between. However, our waitlist is always growing, and our current membership represents only one in nine kids with Down syndrome in Aotearoa. Our dream is for all kids with Downs to be able to access this crucial intervention therapy.
The Trust plays a vital role in improving the learning development of the children, enabling them to integrate better into the community and enrich their lives.
Support Upside Downs
Every dollar really does count.
Currently in New Zealand, the government does not provide funding for kids with Down syndrome to access life-changing speech language therapy.
Your donation will help get more kids off our waiting list.
See what we do
Watch the video below to see how speech language therapy and support from UpsideDowns has helped Miles and his family!