Support for Educators

At Down Syndrome Queensland we provide support to teachers and schools/organisations to ensure that students with Down syndrome are maximising their educational outcomes in the most inclusive environment possible. This support is provided by the Education Consultant.

The overriding vision of the Education Consultant is to promote improved educational outcomes for all students with Down syndrome. This is achieved through an unwavering belief and commitment to the capacity of students with Down syndrome to achieve educationally. This is coupled with a focus on education in all areas including physical, emotional, intellectual and social learning. The Education Consultant oversees programs and services designed to maximise the developmental achievements of students with Down syndrome both in their educational environment and in the wider community. Services provided by the education consultant include:

  • Annual 2-day education conference in Brisbane which brings together experts in the education of students with Down syndrome

  • Education webinars, workshops and one-day conferences throughout Queensland

  • In-house professional development

  • School observational visits with subsequent report (Please email the Education Consultant at [email protected] for further information)

  • The development of resources to support the education of students with Down syndrome

  • General phone and email support from the Education Consultant and other specialised staff

Free Annual membership to Down Syndrome Queensland is available for schools and organisations. This also allows you to receive our regular newsletter and updates on events, workshops and webinars that are being held as well as access to the Down Syndrome Queensland resource library which includes free resource loans (including postage).

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Further Information and Support

For further information and support please contact the Education Consultant on (07) 3356 6655 or at [email protected]