Resources - Education

Down Syndrome Australia resources

Community Inclusion Toolkit – Education Resources

Down Syndrome Australia have developed a Community Inclusion Toolkit which includes a section on Education. These resources have been developed for educators and teachers, families, people with Down syndrome and the general community to promote better understanding of inclusive education and what adjustments, both academic and social, can be made to support the participation of all. The Education resources are available at Community Inclusion Toolkit – Education Resources

School awareness package

The objective of the Schools Awareness (otherwise known as Lots of Socks) package is to raise awareness of Down syndrome in primary school settings and to assist social and educational inclusion of children with Down syndrome in their school community. This classroom education activity can be included as part of the creative writing curriculum for all primary school grades. The definitions and explanations contained within the package are levelled at primary school children and the language is easy to understand for children from five years of age.

Down Syndrome State and Territory resources

Enabled Learning

Enabled LearningEnabled Learning is a resource for educators working with students with Down syndrome. It combines information, insights, research, practical strategies and ideas to expand the understanding of teachers and provide tools, ideas and resources that can be incorporated into each individual educational context.

Enabled Learning, Primary or Secondary, is available for purchase from the DSAQ online shop.

Reading Our Way

Reading our wayReading Our Way is an exciting reading program developed by DSAQ that has been designed to teach early reading and word recognition to both children and adults with an intellectual disability. The all-inclusive program teaches sight words through fun, interactive and engaging activities, with everything that is needed to implement the program included in the kit.

The kit can be purchased directly from Reading Our Way or from the DSAQ online shop.

Today I learned about Down syndrome

Today I learned about DSToday I learned about Down syndrome is a brochure for classmates of learners with Down syndrome. Hard copies are available from Down Syndrome Victoria.

Resources from other organisations

All Means All

All Means All is the Australian Alliance for Inclusive Education, a nationwide multi-stakeholder alliance of people and organisations working together to implement an inclusive education system. All Means All have developed an Inclusion Toolkit for Parents.

Down Syndrome Education International

DSE has available an online course Effective Education for children with Down syndrome. This course provides up to date, evidence based training for teachers and teaching assistants working with children with Down syndrome in school.