Branch (Local News)
Fun times at new Parent and Toddler Group
13 Sep 2019
A wonderful day was had at the first Down Syndrome Dublin parent and toddler group. Lots of information was shared and an introduction to early communication development was provided.
A National First for the North East
11 Sep 2019
Following from their recent hosting of the National Down Syndrome Ireland AGM, the Louth Meath branch of DSI launched another pioneering initiative for their members.
Parent-Link training taking place in Cork, with more dates to be announced soon
29 Aug 2019
As many of you know, often the best source of support for new parents of babies with Down syndrome is to speak to another parent who has a child with Down syndrome; someone who is familiar with the feelings that they may be experiencing. Parent-Link is a Down Syndrome Ireland support service provided by parent volunteers throughout our branch network who provide new parents with time, understanding, confidentiality and a listening ear.
Cuts to Rehabilitative Training Allowance of €31.80 per week an ‘attack on the most vulnerable in society’
28 Aug 2019
Down Syndrome Ireland strongly opposes the decision to scrap the rehabilitative training (RT) allowance, worth €31.80 a week per student, for new entrants which was announced earlier this month by the Health Service Executive (HSE). We call for a full reinstatement of this allowance which is an essential financial support that contributes to increasing participation in lifelong learning for students with disabilities.
DSI Members Take Chocolate Factory Tour
26 Aug 2019
Thank you to the wonderful management team from Mondelez for an insightful and fantastic tour of their chocolate-making factory facilities in Dublin 5, taking the tour where Down Syndrome Ireland Dublin Branch members Conor Byrne and Alice Mc Grath with her sister Gail accompanying them was Corporate Fundraising Manager Kathleen Fitzsimons and Corporate Fundraising Executive Aidan McAuliffe.
See and Learn – Training days
23 Aug 2019
Starting in the West of Ireland, our first ever See and Learn workshop took place in our Down Syndrome Ireland Cork Branch. The workshop was brimming with eager participants that where keen to learn the techniques and materials associated with the early years support programme.