Scientific research recognised

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  Congratulations to our UQ colleagues on being recognised for outstanding contribution towards scientific advancement related to Down Syndrome.   2017 World Down Syndrome Day Awards On Tuesday 14 March 2017, ahead of World Down Syndrome Day on Tuesday 21 March, Down … Read More

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

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

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

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

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