Weekend Getaways are held quarterly for people with Down syndrome and other chromosomal disorders for people aged 18 years and over. Local Getaways are held from Friday evening to late Sunday afternoon.

Getaway itineraries include going out for a meal, attending an event (eg. sporting match, theatre production) and general leisure activities typical of a weekend getaway. Like camps, getaways also provide the opportunity for social skill development as well as respite for parents. Many participants have been attending these weekend getaways for a number of years so it is often a chance for close friends to 'catchup' and spend a whole weekend together.

In addition Getaways teach life skills with the practical use of the Right to Know program around friendships, sexuality and personal safety.

If you would like to know more about Down Syndrome SA's Weekend Getaways, please phone 8245 4600 or email.