Early years news
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.
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.
Q&A Webinars Dates and Registration
12 May 2021
We are delighted to announce the dates and times for our ‘Question & Answer’ online webinars planned to support parents, teachers, and other professionals who work with children with Down syndrome.
Question & Answer Webinars
07 May 2021
Save the dates for our upcoming ‘Question & Answer’ online webinars planned to support parents, teachers, and other professionals who work with children with Down syndrome.
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.