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Down Syndrome NSW
Level 6/410 Church St, North Parramatta
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T: 9841 444

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Weekend reading and viewing 29th - 30th September 2012

Parramatta's Riverside Theatres wins award for challenging stereotypes, Elias Jahshan, Parramatta Advertiser, 27th September 2012

From Cincibility blog (where you will find other interesting reading too):

NSW Government response (delivered 6th September 2012) to the final report of the Inquiry into transition support for students with additional or complex needs.  The Social Affairs Committee's web page for the inquiry (established in June 2011) is here, including links to submissions, hearings and debates, and its report (tabled in March 2012).

Why disability history should be on the school curriculum, Sarah Ismail, The Guardian (UK), 26th September 2012

From the National Center for Learning Disabilities (US) website:

Countdown on to Junior National Games, Diana Bushby, NBN TV,  24th September 2012 
News story about the Special Olympics  Junior National Games in Newcastle in December

We need a sign! Comedian (and dad to Henry) Rob Snow has created comedy shows about '... the oftentimes humourous commonalities we share in raising a child with special needs, and how sometimes we just gotta laugh'. The site includes video clips.

Some singing and dancing for your long weekend:


  • Visit our Facebook page for more stories and news that we've highlighted this week, like Special Olympics Australia's photo and story about Newcastle athlete Cooper Slabin-Gay, 14, whose mum describes him as a 'sports nut' - he's been selected in basketball for the Special Olympics Junior National Games in December.

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