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Education Conference: Embracing Success 2017
This is an essential conference for any educator working with a student with Down syndrome. The conference aims to equip attendees with a toolkit of practical strategies, information and resources to best support students in various educational contexts.
The topics addressed are also relevant for teachers working with students with developmental delay, intellectual disability and other chromosomal disorders. REGISTER NOW to engage with some of Australia’s most experienced and informative speakers in the field. Keynote speakers will share evidence based research and practical classroom applications to improve student outcomes.
DS NSW Office hours
In order to provide a more consistent level of service to our members, the DS NSW office will be closed on Fridays from 28 October 2016 going forward.
This change is in line with many of our fellow state organisations. In making this change we are hoping to be able to provide an increased level of service Monday to Thursday.
If you do need to contact us, email and voice mail messages will be returned on the next business day.
Green Tea Study
We are getting lots of enquiries about the ‘green tea’ study that has recently been published in The Lancet Neurology journal.
The initial findings are exciting and hold great promise that may be realised with further research. At this stage, however there are no practical applications from the study.
DS NSW cannot recommend that people self-medicate with green tea. It is important that the public be aware of limitations in what is known about potential effects and side-effects of unsupervised use of EGCG ‘treatment.’
We can recommend that you read what the what the experts are saying.