Why is there a gap between research and practice in SLT for people with Down syndrome?
13 Jan 2022
People who have Down syndrome have complex speech, language and communication issues and need speech and language therapy (SLT) to support them to develop the skills they need.
Preschool & Primary School Series Webinars
15 Jan 2021
Our Cork branch has developed a set of webinars specifically for those supporting a child with Down syndrome in their early years setting.
Access and Inclusion Model, (AIM) programme for 2020/2021 is now open
10 Jun 2020
The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) provides a range of supports to enable children with a disability to meaningfully participate in the ECCE preschool programme.
10 July 2020 – Summer Provision Programme (July Provision) extended to include students with Down syndrome transitioning into primary school
21 May 2020
We are in ongoing contact with the Minister and Department of Education and Skills over the Summer Provision Programme (July Provision)
Transitioning from early education to primary school
03 May 2020
Moving from early education to primary school is one of the most significant transitions a child will make. As children enter new educational settings, they leave behind familiar surroundings and relationships.
When and how should my child go back to school?
02 May 2020
Research on Covid 19 is ongoing, but at the moment, the consensus among Down syndrome groups internationally seems to be that people are no more likely to catch the virus because they have Down syndrome.
DSI co-signs a document on Ireland’s obligations under the UNCRPD
15 Apr 2020
Down Syndrome Ireland has co-signed a document on the rights of people with disabilities during the COVID-19 period. The statement calls on the government to adhere to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
DSI in ongoing communication with HSE
08 Apr 2020
As you may know from the communication last week regarding fever and testing, we are communicating with the HSE, and will try to ensure that they are taking into account the needs of people with Down syndrome and their families, so do let us know if there are particular issues you’d like us to raise.