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

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Library Thursday: a new e-book, 2 really useful newsletters

Anne Kelleher's second book written specifically with adults with Down syndrome (like her brother) in mind, When David was surprised, is now available for Kindle, and will be available in print soon.

School-Link Newsletter (on children and adolescents with both intellectual disabilities and mental illness), the March 2012 issue is now available online.  It is published by the School-Link partnership between the Children's Hospital at Westmead and the NSW Dept Education and Communities. Content in this issue includes:
  • Mental Health Problems: Disorders of Social Development caused by Maladaptations of ‘Theory of Mind’? A Developmental Psychiatry View, by Associate Professor David Dossetor 
  • A focus on Fragile X Syndrome 
  • Conference Review: Translating Genetics to Phenotype: the Society for the Study for Behavioural Phenotypes Research Symposium, Brisbane 
  • Justice Health School-Link Initiative: supporting young offenders get back on track through education, by Kim Eisler 
  • Transcribe 2011 Young writers entry: Some Miracles Work, by Vivian Tran 
  • Siblings Australia resources, by Barbara Fleming 
  • The Medicine Cabinet: Obesity- Problem of number and size, by Judy Longworth 

Your Voice, Your Choice (The Disability Trust, South Eastern NSW)
Your Voice, Your Choice is a free monthly newsletter from The Disability Trust. It covers topics for people with disabilities, in South East NSW, at a local, state and national level.  It is packed with news from the NDIS, carer news, community college courses for adults, to a Saturday dance class for people with intellectual disabilities in Nowra - loads of really useful information. It comes out on the second Monday of each month. Archives of newsletters, including the latest issue (March 2012)  are available here, or you can subscribe here to receive your own copy by email.

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