Parents with pre-schoolers have found the following courses useful:
Makaton runs Makaton signing courses throughout the year.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
- The Hanen Program – “It Takes Two To Talk”
This is practical course for parents/caregivers of children with language delays run by the MOE. Ask for a referral from your public Speech Language Therapist.
Disaibility Connect have compiled a list of Discounted Rates for Activities by Region in Auckland (PDF)
See ADSA website for more sports, recreation information, including coffee groups, information on Riding for the Disabled, Music Therapy, Swimming etc.
My Friend Isabelle – An excellent book to share with pre-school children about knowing someone who has Down Syndrome
Buy from Book Depository website»
Financial Support (see CCS booklet ‘In the Know’ (PDF) for government funding, grants and trusts)
Upside Downs Education Trust (specifically for private speech therapy for children with Down Syndrome)
- Disability Connect
- CCS Disability Action
- Ministry of Education – Inclusive Education
- New Zealand Sign Language
- Down Syndrome Education International
- Emotional Support
- Blogs about children with Down Syndrome