Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Resources


The Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome: Advice, Information, Inspiration, and Support for Raising Your Child from Diagnosis through Adulthood
Jennifer Jacob and Mardra Sikora, 2016
As a parent of a child diagnosed with Down syndrome, you may be feeling unsure of what to do next or where your child's journey will take you. In this book, authors Jen Jacob and Mardra Sikora share their experiences and guide you through life with DS with expert advice from diagnosis to adulthood. Each page teaches you ways to support your child through major milestones; nurture their development; and ensure that they succeed behaviorally, socially, and cognitively. You'll also find valuable information on:
  • Sharing the news with loved ones
  • Transitioning into primary school
  • Developing your child's social skills
  • Discussing future opportunities, including employment and housing options  ... (authors' notes)
Early reviews, part of an online 'book tour' are here and here.

Harness the Possibilities: Planning a positive future for a child with disability  - free booklet to download
Resourcing Families, 2015
This booklet is based on the input and experiences of families in NSW and is intended to help families develop a positive vision for their child with disability. It is hoped that it provides some ideas and strategies for building meaningful and fulfilling lives. It does not cover every aspect of a child’s life, but aims to present a broad picture of how your child with disability can be supported to live an inclusive life in the community ... Foreword.
Best apps for people with disabilities
House with No Steps
With the advent of smartphones and tablets, a fantastic range of apps are now available which improve accessibility for people with a disability ...

Carer Gateway
A new Federal Government initiative. Carer Gateway is a national online and phone service that provides practical information and resources to support carers. The interactive service finder helps carers connect to local support services.

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