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.
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.
Beauty in all its Forms June 2019 Graduation
27 Jun 2019
Massive congratulations to our amazing graduates being presented with their Hairdressing Assistant Certification in front of their families at the ALFAPARF Milano Academy in Kilmainham, Dublin this recently.
July Provision settlement a huge step forward – DSI to meet Minister for Education & Skills calling for clarity
20 Jun 2019
Down Syndrome Ireland wholeheartedly welcomes the news that two High Court actions over the Minister for Education's refusal to allow two young children with Down syndrome access the July Provision scheme have been settled.
Reduced School Days
06 Jun 2019
On 30th May, the Oireachtas Joint Education Committee met to hear from advocacy groups about the issue of reduced school days. Students with disabilities were represented by the Special Needs Parents Association and Inclusion Ireland, with Down Syndrome Ireland in attendance to support.
DSI appears in front of Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills
09 Apr 2019
Down Syndrome Ireland appeared in front of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills as part of our ‘Please Don’t Leave Us Behind’ education campaign.
UCC Down Syndrome Research Forum
01 Apr 2019
Down Syndrome Ireland Cork branch presented at the UCC Down Syndrome Research Forum on Friday, 29th March - the theme of the day was ‘Exploring best practice in speech, language and communication for people with Down syndrome and their families.’