Thursday, 18 December 2014

New resources: online, a film, a book

'Disability Standards for Education: A Practical Guide for Individuals, Families and Communities' 
University of Canberra -  Education Institute, 2014
A free, web-based resource  about rights, reasonable adjustments, what’s fair, and working together with schools through stories, videotapes, resources, glossary, facts sheets and interactive questions.

The Interviewer 
The multi-award winning 2012 short film, The Interviewer, made by Australia's Bus Stop Films, continues to impress audiences internationally.  One of its stars, Gerard O'Dwyer, has recently been in Russia promoting it at an international film festival, and it has recently been well received in Germany:
It shows that inclusion and the rights of people with disabilities are topics that can be addressed by challenging, rather than affirming, stereotypes.
The Interviewer is now available through Sproutflix to purchase on DVD or by downloadAll proceeds from sales go directly back into Bus Stop, a  not-for-profit organisation making inclusive films. You can also enquire at Bus Stop about ordering a DVD directly from them.

When Mum and Dad Separate
Another title in the art therapy series Drawing Out Feelings. These books are designed to provide parents, educators and counsellors with an organised approach to help children cope with grief from family loss and change.

Available to purchase from the Kids Health bookshop - the information and resource centre of The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

Archiving Project
Our archiving project continues on a weekly basis in the office. Do you have any old photos from Down Syndrome NSW events that you would like to send to us? Please do so.

Send print material to
Down Syndrome NSW
PO Box 107, Northmead 2152

or digital material to the library via email: library@dsansw.org.au

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