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StepUP! for Down syndrome – come walk with us!

   Sunday October 16th, 2016 10.00am – 1.30pm Rond Terrace, Parkes Way Join members and friends around Australia as we walk for Down syndrome. StepUP! for Down syndrome is part of a national event, which seeks to raise awareness and to celebrate the achievements of people with Down syndrome.

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2016 Alderson Awards

On Wednesday 23 March the ACT Down Syndrome Association celebrated the 2016 Alderson Awards as part of our World Down Syndrome Day program of events. What a great night it was! Food, wine, music, dancing, speeches, raffles – even attempts at flying planes across the room, with some attempts a lot more successful than others, […]

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Money Matters for learners with Down syndrome

The ACT Down Syndrome Association proudly presents: Money Matters for learners with Down syndrome with Dr Rhonda Faragher Money skills are usually a challenge for learners with Down syndrome. Most ‘functional maths’ programs focus on outdated skills, such as using coins and calculating change. This workshop explores key functional skills in financial literacy that will […]

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Reading development in children with Down syndrome: Research and practice for Parents & Carers – by Dr Kathy Cologon

In this workshop, Dr Kathy Cologon provides an overview of the key elements of learning to read, common barriers to reading success, and addresses current research findings in the area of reading development in children with Down syndrome. Kathy explores and debunks common myths and considers key issues for facilitating reading success in children with […]

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