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Down Syndrome: Success in School

6 & 7 August 2018

Registrations for this course are now closed. Our next course will be held early 2019; please check our website for bookings closer to the date.

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 3.45pm.

Our next course will be held on 6 and 7 August 2018 at Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre. The cost is $350 (GST inclusive) per person. Morning and afternoon tea and lunch provided.

Family rate: We are also pleased to announce that we have a new family rate of $150 (GST inclusive) per person. ADSA is providing this subsidised rate to family members of a child with Down syndrome to make the course accessible to more families within our community for the benefit of our children.

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 Christel van Baalen at

Some feedback from our last Success in Schools course:

“Excellent resource pack. Very professional and well organised.”


“I acknowledge that I am always developing knowledge and practices, therefore the course is invaluable.”


“I feel well equipped now to deal/manage/understand. Great to have a whole new ‘box of tricks’ to turn to with all the handouts and web sites.”