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Resources, Fact Sheets and Tool Kits

Welcome to Down Syndrome NSW's comprehensive Resource Library, designed to empower parents, friends, educators, and professionals alike.

Dive into a wealth of fact sheets, toolkits, and resources meticulously curated to provide invaluable support and insight on Down syndrome. Whether you're seeking guidance, understanding, or practical strategies, our Resource Hub equips you with the knowledge and tools to navigate the journey with confidence and compassion.

Explore, learn, and download resources tailored to enrich lives and foster inclusive communities.

About Down Syndrome Fact Sheets

Education Story Books

If you are looking for a way to introduce and educate about Down syndrome and celebrate the acceptance of differences in a day care centre...


Down Syndrome Myths & Facts

In this booklet, we explore a range of myths and facts about Down syndrome that we are often asked or that we often hear. We share some ...


History of Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is not a disease, it is a genetic condition. People with Down syndrome are not sufferers, they are people first with diverse...


Causes and Incidence of Down Syndrome

The cause of the extra full or partial chromosome is still unknown. Maternal age is the only factor that has been linked to an increased ...


About Down Syndrome

Down syndrome occurs at conception. People from all different backgrounds and ages have children with Down syndrome. Our bodies are made ...


Behaviour Tool Kits

Understanding Common Behaviours

Understanding the common behaviours exhibited by children with Down syndrome is essential for providing appropriate support and interventi...


Teacher/Educator Toolkit

The culture and practice of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) has been increasingly integrated into school in New South Wales in the last f...


Parent Toolkit

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is an evidence-based approach aimed at cultivating a constructive and inclusive environment by promoting ...


Challenges & Strategies

Children with Down Syndrome may encounter various challenges that impact their behaviour and communication abilities. Understanding these ...


Education Initiative Fact Sheets

Education Legal Framework

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) strongly advocates for inclusive education as a fundamental human right and mandates that qu...


Education Guide for Parents

All children in Australia have the right to an inclusive education. There are many ideas and philosophies about inclusive education and wh...


Getting Ready for School Fact Sheets

Starting School Fact Sheet

Starting school is a momentous occasion for any child, and as parents of a child with Down syndrome, you may have unique questions and c...


Starting High School Fact Sheet

Transitioning to high school is a major milestone for students, marking a period of immense growth, and many changes. For parents and ca...


Ready for Kindergarten Fact Sheet

Starting school is a pivotal moment in the life of children and their families. It is an exciting, but often also a nerve-wracking time - ...


NDIS Fact Sheets

About the NDIS Fact Sheet

Overview of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, outlining its purpose, key components, and how it can benefit individuals.


NDIS Eligibility Check List

Breaking down the eligibility requirements of the NDIS in an easy-to-understand language.


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