Growing older with Down syndrome

Understand the ageing and life span issues for people with Down syndrome to improve life outcomes. Content includes Understanding Behaviour, Health Changes, Auditory and Visual Memory, Communication, Emotional Wellness and Reactions to Loss, Grief and Change.

Understanding Down syndrome

Improve your understanding of Down syndrome, the characteristics associated with it and the implications on the unique learning styles and social interactions of the person with Down syndrome. A strong focus on practical strategies for supporting people with Down syndrome in a wide range of contexts.

Update on Down syndrome

Drawing on the latest research internationally, this workshop provides an overview of the learning and social styles of people with Down syndrome. Key elements include intellectual disability, working memory, visual memory, executive function, communication, social/emotional development and motor skills and their impact on learning and relationships.

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Resources

One of the greatest barriers to participation in community activities for people with Down syndrome is a lack of awareness and understanding of organisers or leaders of activities or groups.

Down Syndrome NSW can provide access to resources, specifically 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.

Community Inclusion Toolkit