Our Programs

Our programs, services and supports help create a brighter future for people with Down syndrome.

A visionary initiative aimed at fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment where our loved ones with Down syndrome thrive academically, socially and emotionally.

Our comprehensive Primary and Secondary School Support Program is designed to benefit both mainstream and special schools. The program's core objectives are to strengthen the capacity of school teachers, principals, and School Learning Support Officers (SLSOs) and to foster strong connections among key stakeholders, including families, therapists, and behavior support specialists, all with a focus on putting the student at the centre.

Our mission is to create a nurturing and empowering environment for everyone affected by Down syndrome. By fostering connections, providing resources, and promoting advocacy, we aim to empower individuals with Down syndrome and their families to lead fulfilling lives.

For Educators

Explore our services and supports to help strengthen the capacity of schoolteachers, principals and SLSOs fostering a supportive learning enviroment where students with Down syndrome can thrive.

For Parents & Carers

Browse our range of services and supports available for parents and carers on their journey to supporting their child with Down syndrome to thrive academically, socially and emotionally.

Education Support Program

Down Syndrome NSW offers a range of educational support services, tailored to meet the specific and unique needs of your school and the student with  Down syndrome. In consultation with the school, we will work together to develop an individualised support package which may include:

  • Professional development for educators
  • Curriculum modification and development
  • Individual Education Plan (IEP) support
  • Specialist resources
  • Parent and community liaison
  • Ongoing email/phone consultation

The level of support ranges from the Foundational Support to the Extensive Support, encompassing the spectrum of hours and intensity of support, whilst providing flexibility to accomodate diverse learning profies and requirements.

Foundational Support (1 day)

Initial phone consultation
Full-day school visit with tailored structure
Follow up phone consultation
Resources and fact sheets

Extensive Support (3 days)

Initial phone consultation
Three full-day school visits with tailored structure
Follow up phone consultation
Resources and fact sheets
12 months email and phone support



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