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

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Library Thursday: 17th October 2013

Following on from the successful workshops recently held in Sydney and Newcastle, the Down Syndrome NSW library has a copy of Reading Our Way, published by the Down Syndrome Association of Queensland. These items are not for loan but are available for patrons to access in the library.
This app has been developed from the One Step at a Time series for teaching toileting skills to children with special needs. The booklet is available in PDF and other tip sheets here. 

  • Fasten Your Seatbelt: A Crash Course on Down Syndrome for Brothers and Sisters, by Brian Skotko and Susan P. Levine is now available in a Kindle edition.  It is 'is the first book written exclusively for teens with a brother or sister with Down syndrome.'

  • An excerpt from A Room of Golden Shells: 100 Works by Artists and Writers with Down Syndrome, published by Woodbine House on World Down Syndrome Day this year, is available for viewing here, in honour of the US Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
  • UK resources on the dual diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Down's syndrome
Earlier this month, the Down's Syndrome Association in London held a meeting to provide information and support for parents and carers of children with a dual diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Down's syndrome. The day was divided between a presentation from developmental psychologist Gill Bird and a general discussion, where parents talked about how their lives and ways of coping and suggested ways the DSA could support parents better.

Resources now available from the meeting include the DS/ASD Day Summary, and the presentation from the day - visit the DSA website for links. Further such meetings are planned.

  • 2013 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards announced
Each year, Speech Pathology Australia awards three Australian authors the “Best Book for Language Development” in the categories – Young Children, Lower Primary and Upper Primary. 
Each award is based on the book’s appeal to children, interactive quality and ability to assist speech pathologists and parents in communication and literacy development. 
Visit the Speech Pathology Australia website for more information about this year's winners.

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