Our speakers

If you are interested in booking our team to present at your next event, complete the booking request form below with details of your proposed event and email us for a quote. For upcoming training see our events page.

Yvonne Harrison| Down Syndrome Victoria | Adult Support 

Yvonne is passionate about helping people with a disability to enjoy full and inclusive lifestyles. Yvonne has personal, family experience of physical and intellectual disability. With a background in Disability Employment workplace support and a wealth of training experience.


Sheree O'Connor | Down Syndrome Victoria | Education Consultant

Sheree is an experienced primary school teacher who has worked in mainstream classroom environments and in the coordination and delivery of learning support programs. She has also provided advocacy and support for children and families to assist in meeting the educational and social needs of students. Sheree’s previous role was as Education Coordinator with the Ronald McDonald Learning Program (RMLP), providing professional support and information to students with special needs or a serious illness, their schools and families. Sheree joined the Education Support Team at Down Syndrome Victoria in January 2016.

Jan Alexander | Down Syndrome Victoria | Education Consultant

Jan has extensive teaching experience in primary schools both in metropolitan and regional areas. For the past eight years Jan has lectured in Teacher Education at La Trobe University. Her study and work in schools has been very focused on inclusive learning strategies. Jan has worked closely with teachers and support staff in developing classroom programs which enable all students to reach their potential. Jan joined the Education Support Team as a regional educational consultant in January 2016 and is looking forward to sharing her experience working with teachers, students and parents in regional schools across Victoria.