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

Thursday, 29 October 2015


NSW CID TV launched
NSW Council for Intellectual Disability has recently launched its own You Tube channel, CID TV. Leigh Creighton is CID TV's Hunter reporter - his first published video report is here.

Conversations That Matter
'An online values training program on disability and Community Living ...  designed with service providers in mind.' The latest release is a new 3-video series on "Advocates Against Abuse," an abuse prevention training program for people with intellectual disabilities, taught by self-advocate trainers. From Broadbeach Training Centre, Canada, run by Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift.
12th WDSC presentations
Presentations from the 12th World Down Syndrome Congress in Chennai 2015 can now be viewed here.

Resources on ageing and Down syndrome
The (US) National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) has posted additional resources on ageing and Down syndrome, including video presentations on ageing issues given by international experts at the recent NDSS and Down Syndrome Community conference, Aging Matters: Growing Older with Down Syndrome, in Seattle.  5+ hours of video plus written materials.
Coping with Loss: Down Syndrome
Nancy McCrea Iannone and Stephanie Hall Meredith, Down Syndrome Pregnancy, October 2015
The book offers support to families who have experienced a miscarriage or lost a baby or child with Down syndrome by covering topics like coping with grief; dealing with comments and the practicalities of loss; helping siblings cope; and finding resources. This book also features the stories and photos of families who have experienced loss and who provide their personal insight.

“This booklet provides an immense resource for families as they cope with the loss of their child. I take great comfort in knowing that it will reduce stress for future grieving families by guiding them through this difficult experience” ...

(This link was also posted in our weekend reading post for 17th - 18th October)

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