Scope Victoria provides disability services throughout Victoria to thousands of children and adults with physical and multiple disabilities. Scope is committed to overcoming the personal, structural and attitudinal barriers that prevent those with disability from participating in community life and works to make our community more inclusive, more accessible and more welcoming.
As part of that commitment, Scope produces a range of resources useful to people with all kinds of disabilities - here are two new publications, both freely available, that will be useful for people with Down syndrome:
Nursery Rhymes to Sing See and Sign are FREE downloadable, web-based communication resources for ALL young children. It includes resources for 14 favourite Nursery Rhymes. It has a particular focus on communication strategies known to help communication and language development in children with communication difficulties. Difficulties may include delayed speech, speech that is hard to understand, problems with comprehension and difficulties with concentration and engagement. Being unable to communicate and participate impacts on a child’s overall development, well being and quality of life. For more information, and to download Nursery Rhymes, click here.
Supporting People With Disabilities Coping With Grief And Loss: An Easy-To-Read Booklet The aim of this booklet is: To provide people with disabilities and their support people with an overview and an understanding of the grief process To highlight the range of needs of people with disabilities who may be grievingTo provide effective strategies for supporting people with disabilities in dealing with grief and lossThis booklet is organised in two sections. The first section has been developed for people with disabilities themselves, written in easy English and using pictures. This section provides information about grief and loss, and strategies for dealing with grief, in an easy-to-read format. The second section has been developed for people who support people with disabilities to deal with grief and loss. They are written as guidelines that may be helpful to families and service providers who wish to actively assist the grieving person with disability.
Supporting People With Disabilities Coping With Grief And Loss, PDF Format (40 pages,1079 KB)