Awareness and lobbying
DSI in Leinster House to discuss inclusion in Government’s Personalised Budgets Pilot
20 Feb 2019
Representatives from Down Syndrome Ireland were delighted to meet with the Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath, Fianna Fáil Deputy John Brassil and Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin in Leinster House this week to discuss the inclusion of our Kerry Branch as one of the Government’s Personalised Budgets pilot projects.
Congratulations to Professor Mary McCarron, from Trinity College Dublin on receiving the first HRB Impact Award in 2019
12 Feb 2019
The award recognises how her research has transformed the health, care, and living environments for people ageing with an intellectual disability.
‘Please don’t leave us behind’ education campaign
31 Jan 2019
Down Syndrome Ireland says children with Down syndrome being actively discriminated against during Leinster House briefing.
DSI Leinster House briefing on Jan 30th – please contact your local TD urging them to attend
24 Jan 2019
As you may be aware, representatives from Down Syndrome Ireland will be attending Leinster House on January 30th.
DSI to present in Leinster House on education resources for children with Down syndrome
18 Jan 2019
Please help us ensure your voice is heard and ask your local elected representative to attend the briefing and hear why we are calling for adequate education resources for your child.
Down Syndrome Ireland meets teachers’ union on Individual Education Plans decision
10 Jan 2019
As you may be aware, the ASTI teachers union issued an instruction to its members just before Christmas to stop implementing Individual Education Plans (IEP) for students with additional needs due to resource issues.
Update on reverse changes to ECCE overage exemptions campaign
07 Jan 2019
Update on our campaign to reverse changes to ECCE overage exemptions – Meeting sought with Minister for Children and Youth Affairs
Down Syndrome Ireland to seek urgent meeting with teachers union and Department of Education & Skills
20 Dec 2018
A great turnout for the DSI Ability Programme
08 Nov 2018
Congrats to the people who this week took part in employment training as part of our Ability Programme