Success in School Course bookings are now open

We present our “Success in School: helping children who learn differently” course twice a year (previously called Down Syndrome: Success in School).

Following feedback from previous participants, we have renamed and designed the course to appeal to people who teach or care for any children who ‘learn differently’ and not just those children with Down syndrome.


We are here to help families and carers, whether you have a new baby or care for an adult with Down syndrome.

Find out the benefits of becoming a member of our organisation.

Information to help with your child’s education and learning from birth to adulthood.

Join a new baby support group, a coffee group or a social club.

We are a family/whanāu support organisation. We provide information and support for people with Down syndrome and their families.

This bi-annual course is for:
  • SENCO’s, teachers and teacher aides
  • specialist staff
  • occupational therapists, and
  • parent educators
Jude has a background in primary teaching, teacher education and disability research. She has worked as a lecturer in Education at Otago University and as a Senior Researcher at the Donald Beasley Institute in Dunedin undertaking research in teaching, learning and disability.
Sally is a speech-language therapist who is passionate about communication and literacy for children with complex communication and learning needs. She teaches the Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) course and coordinates the postgraduate program at Massey University.
Fiona is a speech-language therapist who completed her Bachelors degree in speech-language therapy in New Zealand, receiving a research scholarship to investigate the relationship between speech and feeding difficulties. Fiona then worked in the UK in special schools and child development teams

Course participant feedback: “It was such an incredible day, I learnt so much! My brain is so full so I am heading home shortly to unpack it all and get ready for another full day tomorrow.” 

Due to the situation with COVID-19 and the nationwide lock down we are not currently in a position to lend out our resources. If you have any resources on loan, please continue to use them and we will advise you when we will need them back.

We appreciate your donation of any amount, or maybe you could help by volunteering at one of our events like Buddy Walk.


Level 3, 45 Mt Wellington Highway, Mt Wellington


(09) 527 0060

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