Education professionals

Education Professional Day 

Down Syndrome Victoria conducts an annual Education┬áProfessional Day early each year. Topics at our one day workshop vary each year but may include an overview of Down syndrome, learner profile, behaviour etc and guest speakers on various topics. The 2014 workshop will be held on 26 March. For more information contact Ian or Joanne at

Down Syndrome Inclusion Support Service (DSISS)

Down Syndrome Victoria offers a DSISS for students with Down syndrome, their schools and families. Click here for more information.

DSISS Award - Down Syndrome Victoria's DSISS was recognised at the 2013 National Disability Awards. Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator Mitch Fifield presented Ian Cook from Down Syndrome Victoria with the Excellence in Improving Education Outcomes Award in recognition of the Inclusion Support Service. 

Information for classmates

Down Syndrome Victoria has produced a 'self-run' PowerPoint presentation which can be used with staff (or students) to give an overview of Down syndrome. It is used like a book. 
We also have ideas for diversity activities, books, brochures and other handouts that can be useful when explaining Down syndrome to students.
Contact us for more information.

School aged children with Down syndrome

Our information professionals have compiled information on School age children with Down syndrome suitable for professionals and families alike.


Boardmaker is a communication and learning tool containing Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) to enhance learning and communication for individuals with intellectual disability. Boardmaker resources are available to members from Down Syndrome Victoria.