October is a busy month - we have Down Syndrome Awareness Week coinciding with Carers' Week (next week) and the whole month has been declared Augmentative and Alternative Communication Month - this link includes the Coffee Shop Communication Challenge and other AAC awareness activities.
A Down Syndrome NSW member has recently attended a Picture Exchange Communication System workshop with Pyramid Educational Consulting, and highly recommends it. PECS is a well established alternative communication option for people with autism and related disorders, including some people with Down syndrome.
The next Pyramid PECS Basics Training session in Sydney is on 27th - 28th October. Details here.
Listings for all coming events, into 2012 are here.