Teaching Students with Down Syndrome

An event for Educators, Educational Support Officers and Parents - not to be missed!

Click here for more info and to register.

Down Syndrome Inclusion Support Service 2015 Registrations are Now Open!  

The Down Syndrome Inclusion Support Service (DSISS) provides direct support in the classroom for teachers to assist with practical teaching issues such as curriculum adjustment and positive behaviour support to improve the learning outcomes for students with Down syndrome and their classmates.

The approach taken is always collaborative; the teacher is the expert in the individual classroom, whereas Down Syndrome Victoria has extensive expertise supporting students with Down syndrome. The DSISS education consultants work alongside the teacher to identify the resources and strategies that will best suit the particular needs of their student, the teaching style of the teacher, and the culture of the classroom.

Annual DSISS subscription includes:

  • Three school visits per year or 9 hours email & phone consultation as required 

  • Use of specialist DSISS classroom resources 

  • Assistance in a range of areas such as: 

> Curriculum adjustment > Goal setting > Demonstration teaching > Positive behaviour support > Assistance at SSG / strategy sessions > Assistance sourcing specialist resources > Assistance with individual learning plan development

For more information about the Down Syndrome Inclusion Support Service click here or contact Down Syndrome Victoria on (03) 9486 9600. 

The Department of Education and Early Childhood is supporting the DSISS by funding the service at no cost to government mainstream schools for a number of transition students. For more information about No Cost Inclusion Support for 2015, or to register, click here.

Shopnate & DSV

If you Love to Shop and Love to Give – now you can combine both and support Down Syndrome Victoria just by shopping online! 
Hundreds of big name retailers such as Boohoo, Styletread, The Iconic, Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Booktopia & Groupon will donate to Down Syndrome Victoria a percentage of every purchase you make when you shop through Shopnate

You can join Shopnate here and immediately donate to Down Syndrome Victoria every time you shop. 

Here’s how it works: 
 You Shop - Shop with the same big name brands on Shopnate without paying a cent more. 
 They Donate - Retailers pay a commission and it is given automatically to Down Syndrome Victoria. 
 Everyone Smiles – Down Syndrome Victoria now has extra funds to do their good work and you can feel good. 

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DSV Has Moved Premises

After 9 years in Fitzroy we have moved to a much nicer and more professional office in Abbotsford. We will be having an official opening next year and would love to show you our new space!

Our address is now: 

18/71 Victoria Crescent, Abbotsford, 3067

All other contact details remain the same.

The Family Support Team at Down Syndrome Victoria have started a closed Facebook Group for Victorian Families.
It’s a great opportunity to engage with staff and other Victorian Families, share stories, ask questions and make new friends!
Those wanting to be added to this group will need to be known to the organisation (new families need to have had prior contact with Down Syndrome Victoria).

Better Start Early Days Workshops
This suite of workshops have been devoloped to support
parents of children with Down syndrome.
CLICK HERE for more information


Membership Renewals
Membership Renewals for 2015 are fast approaching. 
To renew using our secure and convenient online system please click on the link below
Down Syndrome Inclusion Support Service 

Register now for the Down Syndrome Inclusion
Support Service for the 2015 school year.  In 2015 
the service is offered at no cost to prep and transition
students attending government schools.