Address details

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

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Resources, publications

A one-day free offer! 
Do your kids love a good mystery novel? The Kindle edition of  Sam's Top Secret Journal - Book 1: Sam Spies by Sean Adelman is currently available for free download for just one day, from Amazon.
Join Sam as she embarks on her first big adventure in this middle-grade mystery full of fun, suspense...and just the right amount of spying! Sam is a middle school girl living a normal life-except when she is occasionally bullied for the differences kids perceive in her. Sam has Down syndrome. See how she and her brother John work together to find some stolen money, help a new friend and escape real danger in this exciting adventure!

Amy Julia Becker reviews a new online resource for parents of newborns from the highly regarded
A New (Free!) Resource for Parents of Babies with Down SyndromeParents, 3rd August 2015 
... provides honest, comforting stories alongside accurate, helpful information. It is filled with facts and figures in conjunction with personal perspectives and beautiful photographs of individuals with Down syndrome. I suspect all new parents will find it a helpful guide as they enter into life with a child with special needs and welcome a new baby with Down syndrome ...

Diversity in Disability has released a toolkit for organisations - you might like to pass it on to those that serve you:
These are tools to help you make a difference.
These are resources designed to help you and your organisation make a difference for people with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD).
... (It) comprises a suite of exploratory resources on how to:
  • Develop your workforce for cultural diversity
  • Engage and partner with CALD carers and community to make a difference
  • Develop leadership for cultural diversity
  • Review where your organisation is at and begin planning for change

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