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  • How I prepared and transiti­­­oned my son to Prep

    It’s halfway through the school year and my son Yusuf is loving Prep. Although he’s non-verbal, he’s making happy grunting noises when it’s time for school. He really seems to feel safe and so full of joy. We’ve been getting compliments like this about Yusuf from all of his therapists and teachers, who say how […]

    01 June 2022

  • My journey through school to university

    Rachel High is a Board member, peer mentor, master of ceremonies, a keynote speaker and is the first person with Down syndrome in Australia to graduate from university. Rachel graduated last year with a Bachelor of Arts in screen studies and drama from Flinders University in South Australia. She has also published a research paper […]

    23 May 2022

  • Preparing for life post-school

    How do you define a career? I heard a quote recently that became my own personal game changer. It goes “a career no longer refers to a specific job or occupation. [It] includes a lifetime of experiences including life roles, education, training, paid work and unpaid work”. This quote became really important to me – […]

    26 April 2022