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Latch-On students graduate
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Students attend Latch-On classes two to three days a week, for two years. The program is challenging but life changing. We are nearing the end of the year, which means it is almost graduation time for our 2015 cohort. We throw it back to … Read More

10 inspiring quotes about the power of literacy
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There have been many reasons to celebrate literacy this month with Literacy and Numeracy Week, Adult Learning Week and now the International Literacy Day. We believe literacy is more than just reading and writing. The Latch-On program specifically focuses on … Read More

7 tips for a special education teacher
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Your students are special and so are you. This week we have celebrated on Twitter (come say hello @latchonprogram) the 17th National Literacy and Numeracy Week, here in Australia. This year, they encouraged the community to get involved and participate … Read More

Latch-On is more than just a literacy program: Watch students become involved in politics (video)
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Latch-On is much more than just a literacy program. The ultimate goal of the program is to create a community of practice that goes beyond the classroom. The theme for this year’s International Youth Day is “Youth Civic Engagement”. What … Read More

Peter’s story
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  “When Peter Nolan finished formal education at the age of 18, he discovered there were not a lot of options available to him.” Ailin Quinlan from the Independent.ie paper writes on the success of Latch-On with Down Syndrome Ireland. … Read More

Celebrating 10 years of life changing social impact with UniQuest, UQ and Endeavour Foundation
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UniQuest is the main commercialisation company of the University of Queensland (UQ). The company helps University researchers get their research to the market to transform lives, just like Latch-On has been doing for over 15 years. From life sciences to … Read More

Top 5 benefits of becoming a Latch-On Partner
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If you are reading this article, it means you have some intentions of becoming a Partner. Or if you are a parent you are very interested in spreading the word about Latch-On to your local community to get the Program … Read More

Latch-On wins an Award
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Latch-On is now one of the best literacy programs for people with intellectual disabilities. Latch-On (short for Literacy and Technology Hands-On) received an honourable mention award in the 2014 Best Community Engagement category by the Business/Higher Education Round Table (B/HERT).   … Read More

Nominate your Literacy Leader Now!
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The International Literacy Association (ILA) is looking for the Future of Literacy. Let’s celebrate our community of practice and nominate your Literacy Leader now! According to ILA, you can nominate any Latch-On educators, administrators, authors, librarians, students, nonprofit leaders, politicians, … Read More

EPALE promotes Latch-On in Europe
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Exciting news! EPALE (ePlatform for Adult Learning in Europe) is now featuring the Latch-On program in Europe as a literacy program for adults with intellectual disabilities. Latch-On can be found under the following themes of the platform: social inclusion, literacy … Read More

Why we don’t like the word “disability”
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This article is inspired by Joelle Kelly, mother of three children with Down Syndrome. She recently wrote about why she does not like the word “disability” on her Facebook page. Sure enough her message was quickly shared on The Mighty … Read More

5 easy steps to become a Latch-On Partner [Illustrated]
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Become a Latch-On Partner to provide literacy education for young adults with intellectual disabilities. We love building relationships. To prove it, our Partner Endeavour Foundation has been teaching the Latch-On Program in Australia for over a decade. Many young Australians … Read More