Celebrating Success Resources

Inclusion for individuals with Down's syndrome across mainstream education settings

BiglotteryfundThe Down's Syndrome Association and partners have developed a new resource for all education professionals, thanks to Big Lottery Funding.

The Celebrating Success series brings to life the DSA Education Support Packs by using case studies written in the words of teachers, assistants and parents.  The series is spilt into four areas of education - Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Further Education/Employment and demonstrates how to implement successful inclusion across each key phase of education.

In order to make them available to as wide an audience as possible they are available to download free of charge as PDF's.

As the resources have been developed in direct response to education professional requests we would like to receive your thoughts on any of the Celebrating Success resources that you download – please complete our online evaluation or download a feedback form.

Printed copies of these resources will be distributed free of charge at all DSA education training events and conferences.  They will also accompany any Education Support Pack purchased via the national office. 

Education Support Pack for Further Education

The Education Support Pack for Further Education contains 9 units written for staff working in a Further Education post-16 setting supporting young people with Down's syndrome, including  FE colleges, sixth form colleges, Higher Education and Specialist College Provision. The information is also relevant for the training element of vocational courses. The units include understanding the learning profile, with recommendations for using learning strengths and developing literacy and numeracy skills, effective strategies for inclusion in classes and within the wider community, how to encourage meaningful relationships, assessment information and exit guidance towards employment and living away from home. The highlights include unit 5: 'The Students Voice', with sections on Person Centred Planning and student advocacy.

The Celebrating Success series brings to life the DSA Education Support Packs by using case studies written in the words of teachers, assistants and parents.  The series is spilt into four areas of education - Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Further Education/Employment and demonstrates how to implement successful inclusion across each key phase of education.