Down Syndrome South Afica

Down Syndrome Association- Amathole (East London)

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Postal address:
PO Box 15073
Beacon Bay
Physical Address:
2 Dunn Street
East London 
Tel:     043-722-4918
Fax:    086-651-8824
Cell:    083-552-4616
Banking Details:  
Name:       First National Bank
Branch:     Southernwood
Account:   62004790863
Branch:     210221
CONTACT PERSON: Denise Taylor (Tel: 043-722-4918 / 083-552-4616) Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 09h00 - 13h00
Our outreach co-ordinator operates from Cecillia Makiwane Hospital on a Tuesday between 9 and 1pm and can be found at POPD and on a Wednesday she operates from the Frere Hospital and starts at the POPD Clinic between 9am and 1pm.  She also does visits to Clinics and home visits. 
Support Groups (SHG) / Self Advocay:
Parents meet once a month at Hamilton Club while their children are dancing / exercising – Dates TBA for the year - notices will be emailed or phone the office on 043 722 4918 to confirm.
Mdantsane Parents can phone Mavis Buya  - cell : 071 004 4657
Parkside / Fynbos areas can phone Deborah Noble – cell: 066 345 0727
March 2018
Saturday 3rd - Street Collection (looking for volunteers – please phone the office 043 722 4918 if you would like to assist us)
Wednesday 21st - INTERNATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS DAY (21 March annually) 
October 2018
Saturday 20th - NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS DAY "GENES DAY" (20 October annually) 
Monthly support meeting – Dates TBA
Board Members
Chairperson:  Linda Davis
Vice Chairperson:  Delray Dookems
Treasurer:  Mimette Oosthuizen
Secretary:  Denise Taylor - Fill in as 
Outreach Co-Ordinator:  Deborah Noble 
Committee Members:  Adele Ball, Mavis Buya, Soraya Adkins, Sonia Skein, Alta Brink, Julietta Brown, Felicia Mbana
Education/School:  Sonia Skein, Debora Noble
Outreach/Support:  Deborah, Mavis
Early Intervention:  Mimette
Finances:  Mimette, Linda, Alta, Denise
Tea:  Sonia, Denise
Tiny Handz:  Sonia, Linda
Self Advocacy:  Deborah, Alta, Linda, Denise, Mavis
Special Olympics:  Deborah
Parent support: 
Deborah 066 345 0727 - Frere and Cecilia Makiwane Hospitals - speaks isiXhosa
Mimette 082 354 4628 - Beacon Bay Life Hospital
Office 083 552 4616
Mission Statement
To provide accurate and up to date information and awareness regarding Down syndrome and intellectual disability to parents, medical professionals and the wider public. To encourage the inclusion of individuals with these disabilities in all walks of life and ensure they have the same dignity we all expect in life.
Down Syndrome Amathole was established in 1996.
What we offer
Parent support
Early intervention
Inclusive Education
Outreach programme
Support groups
Workshops and talks
Provide assistance with obtaining disability grants
Who can become a member?
Anyone who has an interest in Down syndrome, whether a parent, medical professional or member of the public. For more information or application forms please contact our office.