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Down Syndrome NSW
Level 6/410 Church St, North Parramatta
9am-5pm Monday - Thursday
T: 9841 444

Friday, 27 November 2009

Up, Up and Away DVD and manual launched

The beautiful Sydney Opera House was a spectacular venue in which to celebrate the launch of the DVD and Project Manual developed by the Up, Up and Away Project .

The package documents the Project’s progress, stages and success, and makes it available to others to implement in the broader community.
Prof Derek Armstrong, Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Sydney described the DVD as ….. such an uplifting, inspiring and joyful video... the video and the young educators project just shows that people with disabilities have so much to teach society... to teach university students.

In acknowledging the participants, Miriam Stevenson, the first Project Coordinator said that “….their overwhelming message was we want we want to work, we want to participate, and we want to make a contribution.

“Our young people express the need for friendship and connection ...... sincerely, ..... clearly.” Concepts such as Up, Up and Away “.... can operate so that the person at the centre can make plans, develop their skills, build friendships and get their lives going in the direction they want it to go.”

The Up, Up and Away Circles of Support Guidance Manual and DVD package is available to purchase form DS NSW for $59.95 – contact Angela Adams on 9841 4409, or click here to download an order form. The DVD alone can be purchased for $22.

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