Ability Counts

We have recently embarked on a partnership with Celtic FC Foundation, the charitable arm of Celtic Football club, to deliver their very successful activity project for young people and adults with Down Syndrome & Autism, Ability Counts.

This programme provides activities and games on a weekly basis with the aims of developing participant’s communication, coordination and social skills through physical activity and increased interaction with peers. 

Physical activity & social integration have been identified as one of the critical success factors in the overall wellbeing of our members. We have been very keen to identify a programme which can support us in helping our members achieve both.

 

What areas does the programme cover?

This programme provides activities and games on a weekly basis with the aim of developing participant’s communication, coordination and social skills through physical activity and increased interaction with peers. 

Are there requirements for the programme?

There is a lower age limit of 5 years for the programme.

Where is the programme taught?

Dublin – The Dublin programme is held in Sport Ireland’s Abbottstown sports campus

Donegal – The Donegal Programme is held in Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny.

When is the programme on?

Dublin

The days and times are as follows :

Age 5 to 18 Monday from 5pm to 7pm

18 and over Tuesday from 10am to 12 noon.

Donegal

The days and times are as follows :

Age 6 to 14 Saturday from 10am to 11:45am

14 and over Saturday from 1pm to 3pm.

Who can I contact for further information?

For information regarding our Donegal programme, please contact donegaldownsyndrome@eircom.net

To find out further information or to express an interest in the programme, please email info@downsyndrome.ie.