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

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Library Thursday: Children's Book Week and Speech Pathology Week, 2012

It is Children's Book Week here in Australia.  Our library includes a collection of books for children with two themes:

  • Books to explain Down syndrome and intellectual disability to young children
  • Stories featuring characters with Down Syndrome
Down Syndrome NSW members can borrow books from the collection by contacting us at  

Another way to mark Children's Book Week within your own community is to pass on a selection of books about Down syndrome for children to your local council's librarians, and ask them to include them in their collection for the use of all community members (they welcome suggestions from library users).

It is also Speech Pathology Week in Australia. Speech Pathology Australia is inviting Australians to share their stories about communication in 'speech bubbles' that will together tell 'The Great Australian Communication Story'.  Of course we have a library collection (books and DVDs) about speech, language and communication for people with Down Syndrome, too.

The March 2011 issue of our journal, Voice, had 'Communication' as its theme.  The feature articles are available online here.

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