Resources for teenagers and school leavers
Our information guides and fact sheets can help teenagers, young adults and families to find information and support. All of our guides are available in the Resource Hub.
The Adolescence Guide provides information for parents and families about adolescence and Down syndrome. The guide includes information about transition to high school, puberty, sexuality, post-school transitions and health and well-being.
This handy resource is for parents and supporters. It covers some of the key administrative changes you can assist with for your teenager.
This Adolescence resource has been translated into five languages – Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Hindi, Arabic and Vietnamese. The translated versions are available on our Translations Page.
Community Inclusion toolkit
Our Community Inclusion Toolkit includes resources about education, employment, community and sports. You can find the Community Inclusion Toolkit Resources here.
You can find more information about adolescence and life after school in our Resource Hub.
Get in touch with your Down syndrome association
Your State or Territory Down syndrome association may be able to provide advice and support to young people and their families.
Call our 1300 number 1300 881 935 to connect with your local state or territory Down syndrome association.
Peer support and social groups
Social groups provide a great opportunity to get together with other young people, share ideas and experiences and meet new friends. There are local clubs, groups and activities throughout the country.
You can find out more about these through your local Down syndrome association.