National Intellectual Disability Memory Service Online Information Session
12 Nov 2020
This online Zoom information session is to find out more about the National Intellectual Disability Memory Service and to meet some of their team.
Medical guidelines for adults with Down syndrome.
05 Nov 2020
New guidelines for medical care of adults with Down syndrome have been published in the US recently.
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?
National Memory Clinic for People with an Intellectual Disability
01 Oct 2020
We are delighted to be able to share news from the National Memory Clinic for People with an Intellectual Disability. A Memory Clinic is a specialist service that provides assessment, diagnosis, and follow-up treatment for people with memory disorders, including dementia. The National Memory Clinic for People with an Intellectual Disability has been developed in partnership between Tallaght University Hospital (TUH), Trinity College Dublin, and the Daughters of Charity Disability Support Service
Reduced Day Service Hours: update
04 Sep 2020
Last week we met with Ministers O Gorman and Rabbitte and highlighted the increasingly negative effect the lack of day services has had on our members and their families.
DSI launches New Online Video Education Resources
11 Aug 2020
A new dedicated section of online video resources for teachers and parents has just been launched, the videos highlight a number of key points regarding the various educational stages for children with Down syndrome.
Adult Disability Day Service Survey
17 Jul 2020
Thank you to all our members and their families who completed the Adult Disability Day Service Survey. There was a great response which highlights the importance of this issue.
HSE Launches Covid-19 Tracker App
08 Jul 2020
The Department of Health and the Health Service Executive has launched a Covid-19 tracker app, which will help identify close contacts of people who test positive for the disease.
Vision & Glasses for people with Down syndrome
21 May 2020
In the current crisis, many people are using screens more, both for learning and for entertainment, so it’s very important to be aware of eye health. With optometrists reopening shortly, now might be a good time to consider whether your family member with Down syndrome is due for an eye test.
Margaret recovers from Covid-19
20 May 2020
We are delighted to be able to share the wonderful news that Margaret Killoran has recovered from Covid-19. Margaret is in her forties and from Tubbercurry in Sligo. When Margaret tested positive for Covid-19 in April she was cared for in Medical South in Sligo University Hospital for three weeks.