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Down Syndrome: Success in School

Registrations are now closed for our March course. Please check our website regularly for other courses coming up later in 2018.

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We present our “Down Syndrome – Success in School” course twice a year. This is a 2-day course for SENCO’s, teachers, teacher aides, specialist staff, occupational therapists and parent educators and involves a variety of presenters including Dr Jude MacArthur. Each day starts at 8.30am and finishes at approximately 3.30pm.

Our next course will be held on 5 and 6 March 2018 at Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre. The cost is $350 (GST inclusive) per person. The cost for parents who are members of the ADSA is $300 (GST inclusive). Morning tea and lunch provided.

The course aims to provide basic information and skills to attendees specific to educating students with Down syndrome and covers topics including the learning profile of students with Down syndrome, inclusion, use of visual supports and strategies to support learning in the inclusive setting, numeracy and literacy and how to adapt the curriculum,  narrative assessment, and behaviour and friendships.

If you would like more details on the course, please email Deanne Douglas at