Working towards an inclusive future.

Impact21 aims to provide people with Down syndrome and intellectual disability opportunities to build their independence and to explore their interests and skills to confidently take that next meaningful step in their lives.

School leavers (16-22 years old) can complete the Foundation Program, a one-year course aimed at exploring self, building independence and critical thinking skills and determine potential pathways. For those keen to pursue meaningful employment they can transition to the Impact21 Program.

This is a unique employer-driven program that can, upon successful completion lead to meaningful and matched employment for employers and young adults living with Down syndrome and intellectual disability.

Co-designed by large-scale employer partners and DeakinCo this credentialed curriculum builds work-ready graduates with industry-relevant skills, confidence, independence, and social connectedness. Participants learn within an inclusive environment and on-the-job work experiences, and transition into the workforce as employees with ongoing support and professional development.

See us in action

Our Impact

Moving towards an inclusive future

Emotion21 provides innovative dance and fitness
programs for children and young adults with Down