International Guidelines for the Education of Learners with Down syndrome
30 Jul 2020
Down Syndrome International has just released guidelines designed to help develop and improve the availability and quality of education for people with Down syndrome around the world and to contribute to the realisation of their right to an inclusive education and lifelong learning as outlined in Article 24 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
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.”
DSI Meets with Minister of State for Special Education & Inclusion
10 Jul 2020
DSI Meets with Minister of State for Special Education and Inclusion Josepha Madigan
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)
Postponement of SNA model welcomed
06 May 2020
DSI welcomes the publication of the Department of Education and Skills circular regarding Special Needs Assistant Allocations for the 2020/21 School Year for Mainstream Classes in Primary and Post Primary Schools.
Transition to Post Primary School
04 May 2020
The move from primary to post-primary school can be difficult for any student.
Transitioning from early education to primary school
03 May 2020
Moving from early education to primary school is one of the most significant transitions a child will make. As children enter new educational settings, they leave behind familiar surroundings and relationships.
When and how should my child go back to school?
02 May 2020
Research on Covid 19 is ongoing, but at the moment, the consensus among Down syndrome groups internationally seems to be that people are no more likely to catch the virus because they have Down syndrome.
Stay Home And Stay Safe
07 Apr 2020
Here is Dublin branch member Josh Garvey (15), sharing a wonderful message to all our members and their families at this most difficult time in all our lives.