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A Book About Rhys

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This booklet was compiled to break down barriers during Rhys Walden's transition to school. The many photographs illustrate the book's simple message: that Rhys is a happy five year old, adored by family and friends and a part of his community. The photographs show Rhys enjoying the same hobbies as his peers, such as drama, dancing and swimming. The inspirational quotes through the book reinforce that education should be about creating a 'community of caring' in which 'Down syndrome is a syndrome, not a sentence'. The book is effective in educating parents and children about minimising the impact of disability.

Author
Suzanne Walden
Source
Carers NSW
Publisher
Publication Date
26 May 2005
Category
Teachers, Families, Parents
Keywords
Attitudes, Community Development, Education, Families, Friendship, Inclusion, Pre-school aged, School age, Social Role Valorisation
Origin
Australia

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