Down Syndrome Ireland is asking people to rock ‘LotsofSocks4DSI’
21 Mar 2021
Share your images and videos with us on social media today to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day!
Disability and Carers Groups secure commitment from Ministers Foley and Madigan
05 Mar 2021
Groups highlighted to Ministers members anger and disappointment at being left behind in the return-to-mainstream school plan
No consultation on changes to school re-opening plan that will negatively affect 20,000 children with additional needs
23 Feb 2021
Thousands of children with additional education needs ‘completely dropped’ from school re-opening agenda
18 Feb 2021
Groups waiting over a month for a meeting with Minister Foley while parents and children with additional educational needs left in the dark.
Adults with Down syndrome struggle with isolation and job losses as a result of Covid-19
12 Feb 2021
Down syndrome Ireland (DSI) and charity partners MACE, Ireland’s longest established convenience retailer, have launched a national fundraising campaign to support adults with Down syndrome experiencing isolation and limited job opportunities due to Covid-19.
Partial return to special education ‘a mixed day’ for families
11 Feb 2021
Seven leading advocacy organisations sees a partial return to special education for a limited number of students, as a mixed day for families.
Disability groups ‘cautiously’ welcome partial reopening of special education
02 Feb 2021
Four leading advocacy organisations representing children with special educational needs and their families, AsIAm, Down Syndrome Ireland, Family Carers Ireland and Inclusion Ireland, have cautiously welcomed this evening’s announcement that primary school children with special educational needs (SEN) are to return to school on a phased basis, but warned that the deal agreed today leaves behind thousands of students with SEN in mainstream primary school classes as well as secondary students with SEN.
Disability and Family Carer groups call on Government and unions to re-engage on special education
20 Jan 2021
Down Syndrome Ireland along with three other leading advocacy organisations representing children with special educational needs and their families, AsIAm, Inclusion Ireland and Family Carers Ireland, have today expressed deep disappointment on behalf of their members, and called on the Government and unions to re-engage to get special education back up and running as soon as possible.
Children with disabilities and their families ‘almost completely forgotten’ in schools’ row
19 Jan 2021
Disability and Family Carer groups have appealed for the interests of vulnerable children to be prioritised, and for the Government and education stakeholders to re-engage to find agreement on a suite of education support options that includes the re-opening of schools for children with special educational needs.
Government announcement on phased return to school for students with special educational needs welcomed
15 Jan 2021
Yesterday, the Government announced its commitment to a return to school for children in special schools and primary school special classes, as well as some students with additional needs who attend mainstream classes, from 21 January. It’s a decision we welcome.