Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Join Us in Celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness Month


Join us this October as we celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month and champion acceptance, inclusion, and the incredible abilities of people with Down syndrome. CLICK HERE to read a message from President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins. Click below for a welcome video from our DSI President Gerard O’Carroll, or scroll down for more!


Unlocking Potential through Education

People with Down syndrome have dreams, goals, and aspirations just like everyone else. This October, Down Syndrome Ireland is focusing on the crucial importance of Adult Education. We aim to showcase the tremendous potential unlocked when we commit to accessible and inclusive education.

Leaving secondary school often marks the onset of adulthood, bringing exciting adventures and new challenges. People with Down syndrome and their families wonder about the options available in further and higher education and what courses are on offer. 

Research demonstrates that providing opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities to expand their education leads to continuous skill development. It equips them to reach their full potential and attain the highest degree of independence possible.


Adult Education Opportunities

At Down Syndrome Ireland, we collaborate with Education and Training Boards (ETBs) and various educational institutions to provide courses and training in adult literacy, numeracy, digital skills, and more. We also offer guidance on pathways to further education. Find out more at THIS LINK.

Our commitment to adult and further education has yielded remarkable results. Many of our members who participate in Adult and Further Education courses have successfully entered the workforce and are continuing to build on their skills and experience in a range of industries.


Explore Your Options

If you or a family member are seeking guidance on available options, don’t hesitate to get in touch with any member of the Adult Education Team at Down Syndrome Ireland. We’re here to provide you with the information and support you need. All the contact details you need are below.

This October, let’s come together to celebrate the potential, dreams, and accomplishments of individuals with Down syndrome. Together, we can break down barriers and create a more inclusive and accepting world.



Your Key Contacts

John Condon - Head of Adult Education | (086) 1286025 Read More

John Condon

Head of Adult Education | (086) 1286025

Sinéad Flynn - Adult Education Officer | (086) 1035335 Read More

Sinéad Flynn

Adult Education Officer | (086) 1035335

Aisling Brown - Adult Education Officer | (086) 1692319 Read More

Aisling Brown

Adult Education Officer | (086) 1692319

Elizabeth Fox - Adult Education Officer | 086 169 2308 Read More

Elizabeth Fox

Adult Education Officer | 086 169 2308

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