Sarah and Ava EdCon18 

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.


Date: Thursday 22nd March - Friday 23rd March 2018
Time: Thursday 22nd, 8:15am - 4:00pm. Friday 23rd, 8:30am - 4:00pm
Venue: Parramatta Park Royal, 30 Philip St Parramatta NSW 2150
Keynote speaker: Dr Rhonda Faragher, Snr Lecturer in Inclusive & Special Education, University of Queensland. 

Rhonda Faragher, PhD, is an academic working in the field of inclusive education and is currently with the Learning Sciences Institute Australia, Faculty of Education and Arts, Australian Catholic University. She chairs the Asia Pacific Down Syndrome Federation, is a Board Member of Down Syndrome Australia, Trustee of Down Syndrome International and Vice- Chair, International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities Down Syndrome Special Interest Research Group. She has taught mathematics from early childhood to tertiary level and her research and teaching is based on the premise that all learners can enjoy and be successful at mathematics. She is the author of a number of publications, including an editor of the recent book, Educating Learners with Down Syndrome, published by Routledge. Rhonda has received a number of awards for her work, including the Commonwealth of Australia Endeavour Executive Award and the Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award from James Cook University.

Cost: $495pp. Includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea both days.

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What people said about last year's conference:

‘Excellent conference full of strategies, information and technologies which are practical and useful’
‘Helpful, not only for teaching my student with Down syndrome, but for all students in my class’