Leaving School

Young Adults with Down syndrome leave school with the same hopes and dreams as their peers, to find a job that brings them self fulfilment. They strive to meet their full potential as they venture out into their community to jobs or further education.  With appropriate training and support people with Down syndrome can and do make an important contribution to the workforce.

It is important to start thinking ahead about what life will be like once school is finished. DSWA will be offering workshops about ‘Planning for a good life’ later in the year.

Our new ‘Really Useful’ series of four booklets is designed to help you work through decisions you need to make about school, and plan for life after school. Free to people with Down syndrome and families and $10 each for professionals and available from our office. Contact the office to ask for the booklet you are interested in to be posted out to you (we will need to charge postage) or just pop in and pick up a copy.