Celebrate T21 is a social enterprise based in the Illawarra and operating as a community service nationally.
Through our network around Australia we bring together families within the Down syndrome community, sharing their stories and providing inspiration. We also connect families with organisations including Down Syndrome Australia, T21 Mum Network Australia and 321 Pregnancy Care.
We dream of a world where no family should feel isolated, unsupported or pressured to terminate based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome.
We are known for our gorgeous photo book projects and beautiful #celebratet21giftpacks which we GIFT to families receiving a pre or postnatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. Our hope is to provide all families with a new diagnosis of Down syndrome in Australia with our very special gift pack, which welcomes them into the supportive Celebrate T21 community.
After all, you're having a baby and a baby should always be a "congratulations!" .
We have distributed more than 400 of our gorgeous packs to newly diagnosed families.
Since launching in 2017, we’ve created three beautiful photo books which celebrate the lives and experiences of
families who have a member with Down syndrome, through sharing wonderful photos and heartfelt stories.
Our first book was published in 2018, and we published a UK version for British charity Wouldn’t Change a Thing in 2019. In 2021 our 3rd was published and September 2023 we launched our latest book officated by the Mister for Health, Hon. Ryan Park.
We’ve distributed more than 4,500 gorgeous photo books to date.
Recognition for our work includes:
● Finalist national Roar Awards 2021
● Finalist Illawarra Women in Business Awards 2021 and 2022
● Highy Commended Illawarra Women in Business Awards 2021
● Finalist Australia Day Awards 2022
● Winner Illawarra Women in Business Awards 2022
● Finalist national Roar Awards 2023