Education Toolkit

These resources have been developed for educators and teachers, families and 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.
Education Toolkit thumbnail.

These resources have been developed for educators and teachers, families and 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.

We’re all different but we’re all the same – so let’s all be friends!

This animation was developed especially to speak to kids about inclusion and being different and yet being the same. We hope this message of inclusion will help support conversations about friendship, inclusion and the importance of celebrating diversity in schools, sporting fields and the playground.

For people with Down syndrome and families

Tip sheet – Advice for supporting the transition to the early childhood setting

For teachers and educators

tip sheet for teachers
Information sheet – for Teachers and educators
taking the next step
Fact sheet – Taking the next steps towards inclusion for teachers
DSA supporting social inclusion in schools poster cover
Poster – Supporting social inclusion in schools
DSA supporting social inclusion in schools cover
Fact sheet – Supporting social inclusion in schools
DSA inclusive therapy cover
Fact sheet – Supporting inclusive therapy

For everybody 

DSA what is inclusive education cover
Fact sheet – What is inclusive education
DSA inclusion in mainstream school case study Final cover
Case study – Ryan’s story
DSA inclusion in a university setting cover
Case study – Inclusion at University
Education and Down syndrome
What is inclusion? 

Other helpful resources

Couple holding their new child
All Means All – Toolkit for Parents
Brisbane group photo river
Australian Coalition for Inclusive Education (ACIE)
Kids playing on a playset
Down Syndrome Education International – Effective education for children
Education Top Tips cover
Inclusive Education – Tips for Families from Families
Inclusive education by Dr Glenys Mann Voice April 2018 cover
Inclusive education: When research evidence is not enough
VOICE December 2015 Starting School cover
Voice article:
–Starting school

VOICE Mar 2017 Functional mathematics cover
Voice article – Functional mathematics in a digital age