Down Syndrome Ireland awarded Rethink Ireland funding

Down Syndrome Ireland awarded Rethink Ireland funding

Down Syndrome Ireland awarded Rethink Ireland funding

 

Down Syndrome Ireland is delighted to announce that it has been awarded funding under Rethink Ireland’s Disability Participation and Awareness Fund 2023.

The funding will go towards the provision and co-ordination of vital speech and language therapies for our members. Learning to communicate, to understand language and express oneself is a fundamental building-block of self-advocacy. The early intervention and ongoing therapy that will be provided through this programme is essential for people with Down syndrome to develop these skills.

The Disability Participation and Awareness Fund is a €3 million, 1-year Fund created by Rethink Ireland in partnership with the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY). The goal of the Disability Participation and Awareness Fund is to support innovative projects or organisations across Ireland to:

  • build skills and remove barriers to help people with disabilities take part in their communities,
  • provide valuable employment experience to people with disabilities, and
  • support the overall participation of people with disabilities in local activities, in line with the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD) in communities.

 

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