Next course: 8 & 9 March 2021

Bookings for the next course will open on 1 November 2020. Please see below information from previous courses. For all queries, please email admin at or phone Paula on: +64 (021) 247 2966

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.

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.

It was such an incredible day, I learnt so much! My brain is so full so am heading home shortly to unpack it all and get ready for another full day tomorrow. Such an awesome course! I learnt so much yesterday as well that I can’t wait to bring into the classroom. It was an amazing two days and I met some really incredible teachers and parents.

Previous course attendee

Our next course will be held on 8 & 9 March (venue to be confirmed).

The cost is $350 (GST inclusive) per person. Morning and afternoon tea and lunch provided.

Family rate: We now have a family rate of $150 (GST inclusive) per person. ADSA provides 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 or other special learning needs. Our presenters cover 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, and behaviour and friendships.