Early years news
12 Mar 2021
We’ve been receiving lots of emails and phone calls from people asking about Covid 19 vaccination.
See and Learn Kits for Branches
26 Feb 2021
We are delighted to be able to supply branches with the See and Learn Programmes for use with younger members, thanks to the funding of HB Fundays 2020.
Down Syndrome Ireland seeks urgent meeting to discuss AIM support for young children with Down syndrome
11 Feb 2021
DSI has sought an urgent meeting with Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration Roderic O’Gorman to discuss the very serious concerns parents have for their pre-schoolers with Down syndrome who have received little to no State services since the beginning of the pandemic. We are a year into the crisis and young children with Down syndrome have been virtually forgotten and we need this addressed.
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.
SOS Feeding Course
13 Nov 2020
Our Down Syndrome Cork branch is hosting a Zoom course on Feeding approaches for children with Down syndrome, it is facilitated by Mide Kearney, Speech and Language Therapist.
DSI’s Pre-Budget Submission 2021
09 Oct 2020
Did you know that Ireland – even before this awful pandemic - is currently the worst country in western Europe to have a disability?
DSI outlines parents’ concerns for their children ahead of the next school term
29 Jul 2020
“There is that level of fear there and the lack of real, clear information on how schools are going to manage this when they reopen is a worry for many.”
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)