Down Syndrome Australia resources
Community Inclusion Toolkit – Community and Sporting Groups resources
Down Syndrome Australia have developed a Community Inclusion Toolkit which includes a section on Community and Sporting Groups. These resources have been developed to provide information and advice on considerations and adjustments that can be made to support participation in the community for a person with Down syndrome. The resources are for families, people with Down syndrome, community group facilitators, sporting instructors and dance group co-ordinators.
The Community and Sporting Groups resources are available at Community Inclusion Toolkit – Community and sporting resources
Resources from other organisations
Sport Inclusion Australia
Sport Inclusion Australia is a national sporting organisation established to assist the inclusion of people with an intellectual disability into the mainstream community using sport as the medium.
Down Syndrome Swimming Australia (DSSA)
DSSA was established to encourage people with Down syndrome to become more physically active and to enhance personal development and social interaction through the sport of swimming. You can read more on the DSSA website.
Special Olympics Australia
Special Olympics Australia is part of a global sporting community for people with an intellectual disability.
Article – Increasing opportunities for physical activity
Sue Buckley wrote this article about how families can help people with disability have a healthy physical lifestyle.
Blog post – How My Twins’ T-Ball Team Learned About Inclusion
Courtney Hansen wrote this blog post about her son Troy’s experience with their local T-Ball team. You can read the blog post at The Mighty website.
Talk – Enabling a Full Life: Participation at Home and in the Community
Sharon Gartland gave this talk about getting involved in the community at the 2016 Down Syndrome Day with the Experts at the Waisman Center (USA). You can find more talks at the Waisman Center website.