Early years news

Down Syndrome Ireland gravely concerned by Dept. of Education circular

12 Feb 2024

Down Syndrome Ireland expresses concern on proposed changes to SET hours

09 Feb 2024

Down Syndrome Ireland awarded Rethink Ireland funding

21 Nov 2023

Upcoming Webinar – Taking the Next Big Step

12 May 2022

Taking the Next Big Step: The Transition to Preschool, will provide parents with lots of practical hints and tips, strategies, resources and advice.

Parents & Teachers of Children in Junior Infants Classes

11 Feb 2022

The Experience of Transition from Preschool to Primary School for Children with Down Syndrome is a study aimed at investigating the experiences of Irish parents and teachers of children with Down syndrome as they make this transition.

Children Under 12 Vaccination Update

15 Dec 2021

Following yesterday's announcement that vaccination of children under 12 will begin soon starting with vulnerable cohorts

Department of Education Guidelines on the Use of Reduced School Days

20 Sep 2021

The Minister for Education, Norma Foley TD, and the Minister of State for Special Education and Inclusion, Josepha Madigan TD, have launched guidelines on the use of reduced school days.

Meitheal 21

10 Sep 2021

Here is a video showcasing the wonderful new premises of our Tipperary Branch, called Meitheal 21.

Families struggle to access early disability services

31 May 2021

Tilly Higgins, from Caltra in Galway, is two-years-old. She has never received any physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, or occupational therapy from the HSE early intervention team.

Update on Summer Programme 2021

31 May 2021

Many of the barriers for schools experienced in previous years have been removed for school provision this year.