Education is based on the principles of acceptance and inclusion of all students. Toronto is the most diverse cities in the world and we respect and value all our differences.
“Inclusive education is central to the achievement of high-quality education for all learners and the development of more inclusive societies. Inclusion is still thought of in some countries as an approach to serving children with disabilities within general educational settings. Internationally, however, it is increasingly seen more broadly as a reform that supports and welcomes diversity amongst all learners.”
UNESCO International Conference on Education – 2008
Teachers can be the element which decides whether the learning experience for the child, the family, the classroom and for the whole school will succeed especially for children with Down syndrome. Believing in your students is critical especially for a student with Down syndrome. If you believe a student will thrive and prosper in school, they will!
DSAT believes in an educational system which is inclusive for all students, parents, teachers and other individuals within the school community, and they are all welcomed and respected. We believe that if every student is supported and inspired to succeed with high expectations for learning, they will succeed.
Teachers and Educators will quickly realize that students with Down syndrome have good social skills which can be constructively used to increase their ability to learn. Tangible demonstrations and activities appeal to students with Down syndrome. Teach the students directly about timetables, routines and school rules.