Training and Support for Professionals

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We offer training to educational and healthcare professionals, as well as training and support to employers.

In the Educational Setting

Our training for educational professionals spans from pre-school to high school and college settings and we are able to tailor the training for specific schools.

High School Pre-Employment Program

This program is aimed at students attending high school between Years 9 – 12 and live with an intellectual disability. This program takes students through different modules to enhance their soft skills to then take into the work place.

The program consists of 7 topics:

  • Understanding workplace heirarchy
  • Social media and the workplace
  • Communication
  • Appropriate workplace behaviours
  • Appropriate workplace attire
  • Effective time management
  • Work Ethic

The program also consists of two family resources to assist families to navigate supports available, as well as provide pointers on how to begin building independence.

To download the program please use the links below:

This program is offered free of charge for any schools to deliver within the classroom. Ongoing support from ACT Down Syndrome is also available free of charge!

For Employers

We are dedicated to supporting and promoting open employment for all people with Down syndrome and intellectual disabilities. We are able to assist employers with defining the job, training existing staff, getting the work place ready, and advertising. We provide on-going support to businesses throughout the life of the job and assist with anything as it arises if possible.

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Right to Work

‘Right to Work’ supports people with Down syndrome to build their skills to be job ready, and helps connect employers to new job seekers looking for work in open employment.

Visit the Right to Work website here.

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