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At Down Syndrome Queensland we provide support to teachers and schools/organisations to ensure students with Down syndrome are maximising their educational outcomes in the most inclusive learning environment possible. This support is provided by our DSQ team of Education Consultants, via both the SDSS and NSSNO programs through the Department of Education and Training. To make a referral, click on Education Services or contact the Education Team via 07 3356 6655 or education@downsyndromeqld.org.au.

At Down Syndrome Queensland we believe all students should be fully included in their local age-equivalent classroom, accessing appropriate year-level curriculum. with reasonable adjustments. Check out our video about inclusion by clicking here.

The services provided by our Education Team include:

  • Biennial 2-day education conference in Brisbane which brings together experts in the education field of inclusion and specifically catering to students with Down syndrome and Intellectual Disability (costs apply)
  • Free education webinars, podcasts, content and resources available via our website
  • Access to our free Professional Teaching Cluster; an online education space for teachers who have a student with Down syndrome
  • Professional Development for schools and educators (costs apply)
  • Education mini workshops delivered face-to-face across Queensland (costs apply)
  • Free online or face-to-face consultations via ID:8 service for schools with students who have an intellectual disability, including Down syndrome. (1 free consult per student per year).
  • Observational Consults via QEST service for students with Down syndrome (costs apply)
  • General phone and email support from our Education Team.
  • Free Annual membership to Down Syndrome Queensland is available for schools and organisations. This also allows you to receive our regular newsletter and updates on events, workshops and webinars that are being held, as well as access to the Down Syndrome Queensland resource library which includes free education-based resource loans (including postage).

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