Conor – International Competition Finalist
09 Jul 2020
Congratulations to Louth Meath branch member Conor O'Dowd - he has just recently been shortlisted in the UK based, Down's Syndrome Association’s ‘My Perspective’ competition.
Vision & Glasses for people with Down syndrome
21 May 2020
In the current crisis, many people are using screens more, both for learning and for entertainment, so it’s very important to be aware of eye health. With optometrists reopening shortly, now might be a good time to consider whether your family member with Down syndrome is due for an eye test.
Managing emotions and behaviour while staying at home
09 Apr 2020
There is a lot of fear around at the moment, and for very understandable reasons. Often fear, anxiety and uncertainty can trigger (or amplify) behaviour problems.
HSE Health Passport
03 Apr 2020
Health passports are very important for people with disabilities, especially people with communications difficulties. A health passport allows health professionals to treat the person and cater for their individual needs.
Update from HSE regarding new Covid 19 testing requirements
26 Mar 2020
We are aware of families’ concerns about the current testing guidelines for Covid 19 and how they may impact on people with Down syndrome.
Big Life Fix – Josh Garvey
25 Mar 2020
15-year-old Josh Garvey a member of our Dublin branch from Rathfarnham is non-verbal and uses a tablet to speak - but it's heavy, the volume is low, and it's full of distractions.
12 Mar 2020
In the interest of public health and to help protect our members with Down syndrome, their families, our staff and volunteers from the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus, we have made the decision to suspend all DSI group activities until March 29th.
Serving up Happiness
11 Mar 2020
This is Chloe Mc Evoy, she is one of our Ability Programme graduates working in the busy bar and restaurant trade.