Talking about your child's disability can be difficult for some families. Important things like when to start the conversation, how much to say and how to deal with people's insensitive comments, all need careful consideration.
Talking to you child about their disability
When do we start talking about it, and how much should we share with our child? These are questions we are often asked.
Just as you guided your very young child when he or she began to befriend others, you can encourage your child to learn about and be a friend to children who have disabilities. Reading or learning about a disability is a great way to further understand a child's experiences. It may also help dispel any questions you or your child may have.
See Down Syndrome Victoria's PowerPoint presentations on Awareness that can be used with staff and/or students to give an overview of Down syndrome.
Talking to Finn's class about Down syndrome - Life as I know it blog by Lisa Morguess
How to talk to your children's peers about Down syndrome