Education Professional Day
Down Syndrome Victoria conducts an annual Teaching Students With Down Syndrome Education Professional 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 2012 workshop was held 15 March 2012 - for more information Teaching Students With Down Syndrome contact our events coordinator on 1300 658 873.
Down Syndrome Inclusion Support Service (DSISS)
Down Syndrome Victoria offers a DSISS for students with Down syndrome, their schools and families. Click Down Syndrome Inclusion Support Service here for more information.
Down Syndrome Victoria produces an Education Professionals information pack which includes self-run PowerPoint presentations which can be used with staff (or students) to give an overview of Down syndrome:
Teachers self-run powerpoint presentation
Kindergarten class self-run powerpoint presentation
Secondary school self-run powerpoint presentation
Primary school self run-powerpoint presentation
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 of Down Syndrome Victoria.