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

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Library Thursdays: Holiday changes in routine

Holidays are a great time of year but for people who like and depend on routine, it can be difficult. Pamela Wilson, a mother of a young man with Down syndrome, writes about this as Special Needs editor of Bella Online. Terri Mauro also writes about this in Special Needs Children at
We have books in the library (see below) to help with writing social stories that can help with changes in routine. Sandbox Learning have pre-made partially customisable social stories (for a fee). Sample pages of one on "School Breaks" can be found here. They also give tips on 8 ways to make outings less stressful.
In the library we have:
My Social Stories Book by Carol Gray and Abbie Leigh White
The New Social Story Book by Carol Gray
also for dealing with comments from well meaning relatives:
Facing the Crowd: Managing other people's insensitivities to your disabled child by Deborah Fullwood & Peter Cronin.
If you'd like to borrow any of these books or anything else, just email us or call. The library's direct number is 98414410. We will be closed for the holidays but will be back on the 5th January.

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