Early years news
DSI calls for IEPs to become a legal right and access to revised July Provision scheme
12 Jul 2019
We met with the Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh and Department officials to discuss the education needs for children with Down syndrome, including access to July Provision and for Individual Education Plans to be enshrined in law.
Down Syndrome Ireland meets with Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath
10 Jul 2019
Down Syndrome Ireland met with the Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath TD last week to discuss areas that need to be addressed across the lifespan for people with Down syndrome.
HB Hazelbrook Farm Ice Cream Fundays Party at Leinster House
04 Jul 2019
Senator John Dolan and several politicians were joined by children from Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) and their parents at Leinster House, to enjoy some ice cream and raise much-needed funds in the process.
Research on Experiences of Shorter School Days
28 Jun 2019
Technological University Dublin and Inclusion Ireland are doing a research project funded by the Irish Research Council. The project is about the experience of families with regard to the education of their children with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities such as autism.
The Perfect Gift
02 May 2019
We had a lovely time meeting Sinead Fidgeon in Cavan from the wonderful The Perfect Gift. Sinead has been brightening the lives of parents of newborns with Down syndrome by sending hampers of love to their home. We had a lovely time showing Sinead and her beautiful daughter Grace our ‘…more than medical’ booklets and helping out packing a basket or two!
Our HB Funday’s campaign ambassadors feature on RTÉ’s Today with Maura and Daithí
01 May 2019
Watch Deidre and her amazing son Eoin and our HB Fundays ambassador Rachel Allen talk about our 2019 HB Fundays campaign on the RTÉ’s Today Show with Maura and Daithí.
‘… more than medical’ resources launched for new parents
26 Mar 2019
DSI launches ...more than medical for new parents on World Down Syndrome Day 2019.
Having a child with Down syndrome
25 Mar 2019
A video for new parents and families with a pre or postnatal diagnosis of Down syndrome for their baby.
Children’s book – Including me
29 Jan 2019
We recently received a very useful free publication from Graiguecullen Parish Childcare Centre.