Lobbying

Down Syndrome Ireland has a long and proud history of lobbying and campaigning for, and on behalf of people with Down syndrome and their families in Ireland.

We strongly believe in a nation that protects and promotes the rights of people with Down syndrome and ensures their voices are heard.

DSI welcomes Government’s pilot project to bring specialised therapists into schools and pre-schools

Down Syndrome Ireland welcomes the Government initiative to provide speech and language and occupational therapy support to children in 75 schools and 75 pre-school settings … Continue reading

Our concerns about changes to ECCE provision (Dec, 2017) and Update on our campaign (January 16th 2018)

– Families want to avail of free preschool education provision for their child, but parents who have contacted us have expressed dismay at the lack … Continue reading

CEO Gary Owens meets Finian McGrath TD, Minister for State with Responsiblity for Disability Issues

We were very pleased to formally meet Finian McGrath TD, Minister of State with Responsibility for Disability Issues this week to highlight the issues of our … Continue reading

Our concerns about changes to ECCE provision (Dec, 2017) and Update on our campaign (January 16th 2018)

– Families want to avail of free preschool education provision for their child, but parents who have contacted us have expressed dismay at the lack … Continue reading

Minister Bruton to implement new model for allocating resource teachers to schools

Department of Education & Skills Press Release Minister to implement new model for allocating resource teachers to schools, following policy advice from the NCSE and … Continue reading