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

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Library Thursdays: From other associations - New Zealand and Canada

The New Zealand Down Syndrome Journal Winter 2010 has a few interesting articles which include:
  • Hamish Learns to Ride by Stephanie Gilbert (the process this family went through in Hamish learning to ride a bike)
  • Teen with Down syndrome gets his [Driving] license

  • New Zealand celebrations of World Down Syndrome Day

  • Many family stories: Ryan's Story, Jonah's First Birthday, Matthew and Thomas Diary

  • My Sister Jordan (a poem by a 12 year old sister)

  • Reflections on the World Down Syndrome Congress last year

  • Down Write Brilliant (magazine by and for people with Down syndrome)
The Canadian Down Syndrome Society (Summer 2010 edition) includes:
  • Breastfeeding myths
  • Interview with filmmaker Shira Avni and artists who created the film, Tying Your Own Shoes

Voices- Canadian magazine by and for people with Down syndrome (Health and Wellness issue)

Also from the Canadian Down Syndrome Society in the library is Then and Now, a film which explores the views of self-advocates and how they are working to change the community. They speak about inclusion, relationships & marriage, housing, employment, education, sports & recreation and all aspects of living.

If you'd like to borrow the DVD, read any of the journal articles or borrow anything else from the library, just call or email.

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